Redwood Highway
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Redwood Highway
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 see the ocean for the first time in 45 years and attend her granddaughter's wedding 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. (c) Monterey Media

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The mostly gentle drama has integrity without feeling caught up in its own nobility."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Solid acting overcomes a lack of dynamic tension in this family-friendly film."
‑ Bill Edelstein, Variety
"Shirley Knight gives a winning lead performance, and the film captures the beauty of Southern Oregon landscapes."
‑ Marc Mohan, Oregonian
"A road-trip movie that takes its time, with an enjoyable ramble through the beautiful woods of southern Oregon, 'Redwood Highway' is a character study of a determined, if sometimes perplexed, woman."
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
"While this road movie may not have great originality or huge box-office potential, it's a low-key charmer with a large-souled performance at its center."
‑ Stephen Farber, Hollywood Reporter
"Not without its charms, but do elderly filmgoers really need their entertainment this watered down?"
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"Knight shines in this contemplative, unrushed road movie on foot, with a rare, respectful focus on the existential despair of an older woman. And a solitary journey that is a female take on voyaging through those woods that are lovely, dark and deep."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
"The script (by director Gary Lundgren with James Twyman) is modestly feel-good to a fault and the scenery expectedly beautiful, but it's the unforced acting providing the most nourishment."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"worth the trip to appreciate the acting"
‑ Mark R. Leeper, Mark Leeper's Reviews
"A marginal showcase for fans of the twice Oscar-nominated Shirley Knight that falters by taking the road more frequently traveled."
‑ Brent Simon,
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