Living in a comfortable retirement community in Southern Oregon, estranged from her family, unsatisfied with her surroundings, and generally not happy about life, Marie (Shirley Knight) decides to journey 80 miles on foot to the coast of Oregon to revisit the ocean of her past for the first time in 45 years. Once reluctant to attend her granddaughterÕs wedding, she now arrives as an unexpected guest. Along the way, she meets an extraordinary cast of characters and discovers that you're never too old to learn something about life... and about yourself.
" DOWNRIGHT CHARMING. THE FIERCELY INDEPENDENT MARIE IS SOMEONE WE ROOT FOR, WORRY ABOUT AND WRING OUR HANDS OVER IN EQUAL MEASURE."
- LOS ANGELES TIMES
"SHIRLEY KNIGHT RELISHES HER RETURN TO THE LIMELIGHT. AUDIENCES WILL BE DELIGHTED BY HER WARM, STIRRING PERFORMANCE. IT'S A LOW KEY CHARMER WITH A LARGE SOULED PERFORMANCE AT THE CENTER. ONE OF THE BEST ROLES OF HER CAREER"
- THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
"A PERFECTLY FINE WALKABOUT THROUGH THE SCENIC ROADWAYS AND NEARBY WOODS OF SOUTHERN OREGON, REDWOOD HIGHWAY DELIVERS IN HIGH SPIRITS AND FINE THESPING. ANCHORED BY A WARM, FULL-BODIED TURN BY SEPTUAGENARIAN SHIRLEY KNIGHT (PLAYING MARIE)... TRAVELING WITH MARIE IS A DELIGHT."
"5 STARS. REDWOOD HIGHWAY IS BOTH HEARTWARMING AND COURAGEOUS. A FEEL GOOD MOVIE. REDWOOD HIGHWAY IS PURE JOY TO WATCH. EVERY ACTOR SERVES THE PIECE WITH A STAND-OUT-PERFORMANCE; PLAYED BEAUTIFULLY BY SHIRLEY KNIGHT, WITH PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO EVERY DETAIL, WITH A SPECIAL NOD TO TOM SKERRITT. IF YOU LIKE WARM GENTLE COMING OF AGE STORIES, SEE REDWOOD HIGHWAY AND YES BRING SOME TISSUE."
Directed By: Gary Lundgren
Written By: Gary Lundgren and James Twyman
Produced By: James Twyman and Gary Kout
Starring: Shirley Knight (two time Academy Award nominee), Golden Globe Winner (3 time nominee), 3 time EMMY Winner (11 time nominee), Tony Award Winner (2 time nominee), Venice Film Festival Best Actress Winner (only American actress to win the award); As Good As it Gets, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Desperate Housewives, The Rain People (Written and Directed by Francis Ford Coppola), Dutchman, Sweet Bird of Youth (starring opposite Paul Newman), Tom Skerritt (two time Golden Globe nominee, EMMY Winner; Ted, Alien, "Picket Fences", Top Gun)