Land Ho!

Land Ho!

DVD - 2014
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Two ex-brothers-in-laws set off to Iceland in an attempt to reclaim their youth nightclubs, trendy spas, and rugged campsites. This adventure is a throwback to 1980s road trip comedies, as well as a candid exploration of aging, loneliness, and friendship.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Classics, ©2014.
Characteristics: 1 video disc (95 min.) :,sound color ;,12 cm
digital, optical, surround, 5.1 DTS-HD MA, 5.1 Dolby Digital, rda
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pvdl
Dec 10, 2018

IMDB says this film is "an enjoyable, road adventure comedy. It's not the greatest movie ever, but as a piece of entertainment, it works extremely well. The actors' chemistry, along with the humor, helps to make the film enjoyable to watch."

However, I agree with the majority of the opposing views here. The character Mitch is so boorish, it detracts from the enjoyment of this film. The traditional character development arc in this kind of story is just missing. The spectacular Icelandic scenery does not compensate for this oafish behavior. Maybe it's just that we are all sensitized and offended by similar unschooled and selfish deviancy in the White House these days. In both cases, I expect more, and reject it utterly, when it is not forthcoming.

This movie is the reason why I now try to read the library reviews before borrowing a movie.
Peter, Dec 10 2018.

ontherideau Jul 15, 2017

I couldn't stay with this long enough to see Icelandic scenery.

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gingin1972
Nov 28, 2016

Boring crap don't waste your time!!

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hammer59
Apr 03, 2016

Worthy of a watch. Iceland looks interesting.

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imagenel
Feb 09, 2016

Forget stupid Dirty Grandpas.
These charming old geezers can make an Icelandic geyser erupt!

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KathleenRiley
Aug 24, 2015

This is one of those times where I'm not sure I understand the meaning of the word comedy... Lots of reviewers liked it from the film festival circuit, but I am not a film festival reviewer.
It could have been called "Old Farts Trying To Recapture Their Lost Youth Travel to Iceland" and with that long title I would have known it was not going to be something to my liking.

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funky_d
Aug 06, 2015

My draw to Land Ho! was the promise of Icelandic landscapes. I went in with trepidation from the negative reviews about the Mitch character. I enjoyed him! Is he a strong personality? Yes. Does he have his over the top moments? Definitely. Is he interesting. YES! I like his sense of adventure and his honesty. This is a great road trip film.

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bjohns
Aug 01, 2015

I tried to like it. I gave it 20 minutes. But the main character dominated the dialogue in this movie and I just couldn't bear to hear him anymore. Maybe some stronger supporting actors could have helped this flick. Unless you like Icelandic scenery, I'd pass on this one.

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StopHarperNow
Jun 05, 2015

Land Ho has some picturesque scenes resulting from the breathtaking landscapes of Iceland. Unfortunately the script is a barren wasteland sorely lacking in character development. We are supposed to embrace Mitch as a charming, quirky old geezer but he comes across as an annoying blowhard. Poor Colin gets sucked into taking a vacation with a human Foghorn Leghorn. Many cringe-worthy moments take away from what could have been a good movie. Two stars is all it deserves.

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cmarie20
May 21, 2015

I want to go on a road trip with Mitch!

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