Out of the Woods

Out of the Woods

Stephen Bridgewater (2005)

87min
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Review

Our Score
The committed playing of the cast takes some of the mawkishness out of this TV-movie drama. The story starts slowly, as LA lawyer Jason London struggles to cope with his finances and commitment-craving girlfriend, Meredith Salenger. But once he heads into the California backwoods to ease his mother's concerns about his eccentric grandfather, things begin to perk up. Ed Asner has a bit of fun as the old-timer who has rejected consumer society and now lives a naturist existence in the wilds. Unfortunately, director Stephen Bridgewater dilutes this entertaining situation by having London fall for single mother Missy Crider before manufacturing a sentimental showdown with Salenger and her yuppie buddies.

Summary

A lawyer is persuaded by his mother to take a trip to a rural backwater to check up on his elderly grandfather, and is horrified by the old man's eccentric behaviour and rejection of modern life. As he tries to cope with the culture shock, he receives an eye-opening lesson in life and love along the way. Drama, starring Jason London, Edward Asner, Missy Crider and Meredith Salenger.

Cast & Crew

Jack Green Edward Asner
Matt Fleming Jason London
Gwen Blitzer Missy Crider
Mr Fleming Don Williams
Mrs Fleming Mel Harris
Linda Meredith Salenger
Charles Sean Squire
Vickie Sandra Prosper
Director Stephen Bridgewater
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: Violence, swearing.

Drama

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