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A young big city lawyer (Jason London) is sent by his mother into the deep forest to get his "crazy" grandpa (Ed Asner) to stop from signing over his fortune to an Indian Tribe. Grandpa, who tells his grandson that he wants to be called Jack, has other plans in mind which includes a lot of walking in the woods and a sweat lodge. Written by
Es Asner is the grandfather who returns for his quiet place in the woods after a life of looking for happiness in vain, he is visited by his grandson who has a mission of talking him out of acquiring a large piece of land and jeopardizing the family fortune in the process. The story gives Ed Asner the opportunity to put the thumbscrews on his grandson, and you can see he really enjoys doing so. Although the film results in a black and white choice between two ways of life and real life is much more complicated (and subtle!) the movie is entertaining (mainly thank's to Ed Asners convincing performance). The film is a potential eye-opener for those who feel their lives and the rat race have escaped their control. It's refreshing to see that the movie advocates making your own choices. Just for this I was able to put up with the fact that he is reading eastern philosophy in his log cabin.....
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