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Old Joy *** – Movie Review

Old Joy is a simple film about friendship. There are no special effects, chase scenes, or gunfights to be found. You will find an excellent music soundtrack and some beautiful scenery of the pacific northwest. The film is short (1hr 16min), which is a nice change from the many movies out today that run more than 2 hours. There’s nothing earth shattering about this film, and that’s what the director intended. It’s a simple message of remembrance and friendship that endures even though everything around has changed.

Old Joy – When old friends Mark and Kurt embark on a weekend camping trip in the Oregon Cascades, they soon find themselves exploring much more than nature in this meditation on friendship, memory and generational malaise. As the men journey deeper into the wilderness — losing and then finding their way — they struggle to find common ground in the divergent paths they’ve chosen for their lives. Daniel London and Will Oldham star.

Sameritech’s 4 star guide:

**** Loved it
*** Really liked it
** Average, but watchable
* Didn’t like it, wasted my time, would rather have watched a George Bush speech

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July 7, 2007 - Posted by | Movies

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