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Land Ho!

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LAND HO! Earl Lynn Nelson and Paul Eenhoorn
Andrew Reed

Land Ho!

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
94 minutes
Limited Release Date:
07/11/14
director:
Aaron Katz
distributor:
Sony Pictures Classics
genre:
ActionAdventure

We gave it an A-

Like Sideways with senior citizens, Martha Stephens and Aaron Katz’s indie road trip is a delightfully poignant comedy about loneliness, friendship, and aging. Paul Eenhoorn and Earl Lynn Nelson play ex-brothers-in-law who head to Iceland to take in the natural wonders, smoke a little pot, and get their post-retirement grooves back. Nelson, who shines as the friskier of the duo, tosses off white-haired nuggets of wisdom between salty asides in his Southern drawl, pulling his deadpan pal out of his funk. With its winning mix of bickering and bonding, Land Ho! is so effortlessly charming that it’s only a matter of time before some big studio remakes it with Jack Nicholson and Michael Caine. A-

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