#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Living in a comfortable retirement community in Southern Oregon, estranged from her family, unsatisfied with her surroundings, and generally not happy about life, Marie (Shirley Knight) decides to journey 80 miles on foot to the coast of Oregon to revisit the ocean of her past for the first time in 45 years. Once reluctant to attend her granddaughter’s wedding, she now arrives as an unexpected guest. Along the way, she meets an extraordinary cast of characters and discovers that you’re never too old to learn something about life… and about yourself.
Plot: Marie, a reluctant resident of a retirement community in Southern Oregon, decides to walk 80 miles down the Redwood Highway to see the ocean for the first time in 45 years.
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A touching and warm film that is well worth watching
Redwood Highway is a gem amongst the crass and loud movies of the multiplex.
Filled with “real” people, and real emotions, this film takes you on a simple but profound journey that everyone who has a family can relate to.
Shirley Knight is perfect in this role, playing her character’s mix of stubbornness and drive in a way that ultimately makes you understand her on multiple levels. None of us are simple creatures, and the writers of this film did an excellent job of portraying the many facets we all have.
It was great to see Tom Skerrit in a significant role- he has always been a favorite of mine.
I would like to add that the film is beautifully shot as well. I have never been to Oregon, but the film makes it look simply breathtaking. I also found the dream/flashback sequences to be exceptionally well done; adding to the emotional weight of the story, without every distracting from it.
Overall, if you enjoy a rich and rewarding story, filled with people you can relate to and care for, I can’t recommend this movie enough. Enjoy!
Simple and enjoyable.
While I wouldn’t necessarily say you should rush out to see it, I did enjoy seeing Redwood Highway and think it’s worth your time. It’s just come out on DVD and I got my copy through Netflix. It’s not the sort of film that has huge box office appeal, but it is very enjoyable and reminds me of one of my favorite Best Picture nominees last year, Nebraska.
Shirley Knight is not a household name, but Miss Knight is a very familiar face. Additionally, she’s been nominated for a lot of awards– including twice for the Oscar. Here, she plays Marie Vaughn–an elderly woman who is incredibly hard-headed and who is refusing to retire gracefully. She also is a pain for her family, as her independence and strong opinions make her very difficult to say the least.
When the film begins, Marie is living (quite against her will) in a retirement home when she receives a visit from her son. He invites her to her granddaughter’s wedding and pig-headed Marie refuses to come– mostly just to be ornery. She says that 22 is just too young to marry and she doesn’t approve. However, after the granddaughter calls Marie and leaves her a very angry message, Marie has a change of heart. Well, it’s not a complete change of heart–she will go to the wedding but on her terms. As for her terms, the nutty lady decides, without telling anyone, that she’ll walk to the wedding and take a side trip to the sea shore! It’s many miles and Marie isn’t exactly a young girl–and the trip just seems ill-advised to say the least.
What follows is a low-key but interesting adventure–much like The Straight Story or Nebraska. Nothing exactly earth-shattering occurs but Marie meets up with a variety of mostly nice people who help her on her trek. Mind you–Marie WON’T let anyone drive her to the wedding–this must be on her terms! Will she make it and what could possibly go wrong?
I liked this film though I will quickly admit that it’s not exactly the sort of film the average movie-goer would watch. There are no explosions, no insane plot twists nor any love interest. It’s just a nice slice of life sort of a film where you meet a lot of interesting characters. I love this sort of ‘little movie’–the type that just doesn’t seem to care if it’s a blockbuster or not–it just wants to entertain. And, entertaining this film certainly is.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 30 min (90 min)
Director Gary Lundgren
Writer Gary Lundgren, James Twyman
Actors Shirley Knight, James Le Gros, Catherine E. Coulson
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
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Printed Film Format N/A