Redwood Highway

Theatrical Release: April 18, 2014
DVD Release: June 10, 2014
Redwood Highway


Limited Theatrical Release – Living in a comfortable retirement community in Southern Oregon, estranged from her family, unsatisfied with her surroundings, and generally not happy with her life, Marie (Shirley Knight) decides to journey 80 miles on foot to the coast of Oregon to see the ocean for the first time in 45 years and attend her granddaughter’s wedding 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

Dove Review

Marie is in a retirement community and hates it. She blames her son for putting her there and she refuses to go to her granddaughter’s wedding because Marie feels the young girl is making a mistake. But after her granddaughter has some harsh words with her, Marie sets out to walk to Oregon and the coast to tell the young lady what she has to say. Not only does she want to have her say, she also wants to prove a point-and that is that that she can do anything she wants to do.

On this adventure Marie meets some new friends and some characters she would just like to forget. Her only thought is that she is going to do this and no one is going to stop her. The important thing that this trip does is open her eyes to some facts that need to change in her own life including some of her viewpoints.

Taking care of our elders is not always an easy thing. For many years they have done things their way, now changes are happening and it is hard for them to listen to their children regarding the issues. But this story tells of a determined woman that is bound to do things her way and along the way finds that she is wrong and needs to ask for forgiveness.

We award this film the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages 12+.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: A couple kisses.
Language: B.tch - 1; H-3; Dad-gum-it-1
Violence: Truck almost hit woman walking on side of road; woman's feet bleeding from walking; two young men try to attack woman for money to get drugs; woman bumps head on rocks and is seen bleeding.
Drugs: Men drinking in a bar; drug addicted men discuss partying and smoking to get high; main character drunk and passes out, drinking of champagne at wedding.
Nudity: None
Other: Mother and son argue; grandmother refuses to go to granddaughter's wedding; granddaughter tells grandmother off about not coming; Girl blames herself for grandmother's disappearance; admitting that you are wrong and saying you are sorry and receiving forgiveness.


Company: Monterey Media
Director: Gary Lundgren
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 90 min.
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe