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English, 96 minutes
Starring: Paul Eenhoorn, Earl Lynn Nelson, Karrie Crouse
An official selection of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, the utterly charming Land Ho! follows the bawdily comedic escapades of aged ex-brothers-in-law Colin (Paul Eenhoorn, This is Martin Bonner) and Mitch (Earl Lynn Nelson) as the set off across Iceland’s first-class cities, grand coastlines and hauntingly primordial countryside with the intent of “getting their grooves back”.
Disenchanted with life after a forced retirement, former oculoplastic surgeon Mitch shows up on the recently divorced Colin’s doorstep with two tickets for an all-expenses-paid trip to the Land of the Midnight Sun. Mitch has planned a busy itinerary – luxury hotels, indulgent spas, picturesque hiking, renowned restaurants and trendy nightclubs – all in the interests of helping him and his long-time pal escape the monotony of their everyday lives back home in America.
The off-beat pairing of the brash, unruly Mitch and the forlorn mild-mannered Colin soon proves to be a perfect storm of trouble as they mull over art, baffle over molecular gastronomy, and skip from lighthouses to lighting up.
Collaborating for the first time, writer-directors Martha Stephens (Pilgrim Song) and Aaron Katz (Cold Weather) further establish themselves as leading lights of contemporary American independent filmmaking. With Land Ho!, they’ve created a light, lively throw-back to those 1980s road comedies we all loved while touching movingly on themes of aging, loneliness and friendship.