A pair of ex-brothers-in-law set off to Iceland in an attempt to reclaim their youth through Reykjavik nightclubs, trendy spas, and rugged campsites. This bawdy adventure is a throwback to 1980s road trip comedies, as well as a candid exploration of aging, loneliness, and friendship.Written by
The film opened the Reykjavik International Film Festival in 2014. See more »
When Mitch and Colin arrive at the hot spring near the end, they walk over a small arched bridge, past some women who smile at them. Mitch is wearing sandals, and Colin is barefoot. But when they get to the water and drop their robes, Colin kicks off a pair of flip-flops that suddenly appeared on his feet. See more »
Written by Keegan DeWitt
Performed by Olof Benediktsdottir
Sound Engineering: Sindri Bergmann Thorarinnsson See more »
A funny sweet and likable little film, emphasizing character over story
Two aging ex-brothers in law - the extroverted, lovable and slightly embarrassing Mitch, and the more introverted, sad-sack Colin take off for a getaway to Iceland. Their adventures are low key and episodic, but the comic rapport between the two men makes it hard to stop smiling.
There's no big catharsis or lesson learned, no moment when the smiles turn to tears, nothing that screams 'important movie'. Just an enjoyable hour and a half spent with two eccentric old guys finding themselves and each other on the road in a strange place.
The film looks very nice for it's tiny budget, and the two lead performances by Earl Lynn Nelson (a surgeon in real life) and Paul Eenhoorn (an accomplished Australian actor) create a fun naturalism that feels as authentic as if it was all improvised, with us just listening in on these two quite lovable older men.
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