I took the title of this review from the 1976 Jethro Tull album, which
is an appropriate time period for this movie because Mitch and Collin,
the two main characters in this movie, appear to be either pushing 70
or in their 70s like many boomers. Mitch was a doctor. Collin was a
bank manager. Neither is working any longer. Both are now divorced. And
alone. The two were married to a pair of sisters, which makes them
ex-brothers-in-law but more important, old friends. It's giving nothing
away to tell you that the movie spends five minutes in Kentucky and the
rest of the time in Iceland.
This is a road trip movie that follows a set pattern. It starts sort of rocky, gets into a swing, there's a trumped up moment that drives the characters apart, then there's resolution. It seems like every road trip movie is written this way. Only the surprises differ. In this movie, there's a third main character that never speaks. It's the incredible geography of Iceland, which Mitch and Collin explore throughout the movie.
This is an enjoyable film, which looks lightly at some of the issues associated with growing older that many baby boomers just like Mitch and Collin face today. See the world through Mitch's and Collin's eyes and you'll feel a bit better about the journey. Better yet, buy two first-class tickets to Iceland like they did.