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Published On: Thu, Jul 10th, 2014

FILM: Land Ho!

LAnd Ho posterLand Ho! is a delightful buddy comedy set in the intensely beautiful country of Iceland. Two longtime friends are approaching seventy, a typical pair of opposites a la The Odd Couple. There’s carpe-diem Mitch (Earl Lynn Nelson), and quietly watchful Colin (Paul Eehoorn, so good last year in another critically well regarded indie flick, This is Martin Bonner), two ex-brother-in-laws on a first-class, all-expense-paid trip to Iceland initiated by Mitch.

Writer directors Martha Stephens and Aaron Katz collaborated on this light-hearted yet poignant comedy drama, which was acquired by Sony Pictures Classics at Sundance, and slowly reveals the edginess beneath Mitch’s antic gregariousness, and the vibrant below his sadness Colin. Never banal or boring, thematically focused on the importance of moving on and putting the past to rest, this is a sweet comedy overall, handled with aplomb rather than lowest common denominator jokes.

Land Ho! is in select theaters July 11, 2014.

About the Author

- Genie Davis is a multi-published novelist and produced screen and television writer. New books include the romantic suspense of Executive Impulse (Crimson); more romance and mystery with Between the Sheets (Entangled), co-written with Linda Marr; and the mystery thriller Marathon (Five Star/Cenage). Her previous titles include the award winning romantic suspense of The Model Man and Five O’Clock Shadow (Kensington); the literary fiction of Dreamtown (FictionWorks), and the erotic novella Rodeo Man (as Nikki Alton) in The Cowboy anthology (Aphrodisia). In film, her work spans a variety of genres from supernatural thriller to romantic drama, family, teen, and comedy with an emphasis on independent film. A member of the Writer’s Guild of America, she’s written on staff for ABC-TV’s Port Charles; written, produced, and directed reality programming and documentaries for TLC, Lifetime, PBS, and HGTV, as well as numerous television commercials and corporate videos. She’s also written hundreds of articles on travel, love, the arts, writing, tech, food, parenting, and more.

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FILM: Land Ho!