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REDWOOD HIGHWAY

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Posted: Friday, May 2, 2014 5:00 am

Shirley Knight puts in a strong performance as Marie, a curmudgeonly retirement-home resident who sets off on an 80-mile journey on foot to attend her granddaughter’s wedding on the Oregon coast. Along the way, she meets the usual assortment of oddball characters and gains some insight into her stubborn ways, but we’ve seen this situation before. Redwood Highway mostly avoids the mawkish old-age jokes that usually accompany films about last hurrahs, but it can’t avoid slipping into sentimentality. Still, its heart is in the right place. As Marie treks through the gorgeous landscape toward a predictable conclusion, Knight elicits sympathy and a smile or two. Opens Tuesday, May 6. Rated PG-13. 90 minutes. Jean Cocteau Cinema, Santa Fe. 

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