Out of the Woods

DVD Release: December 27, 2005
Out of the Woods


Lawyer Matt Fleming agrees to head upstate into the wilderness to check on his grandfather and he is faced with a decision that will change his life and the lives of all those he has touched.

Dove Review

When Matt’s mom sends him to the woods to check on his grandfather and give him papers to sign, his trip to the back woods is not a quick as he wishes. His grandfather, Jake, has a different idea for this young lawyer and city boy, one that Matt will never forget.

As Jake forces Matt to stay in his cabin without electricity, gas, running water or a phone, Matt meets nature with full force and gets to have a look at what his grandfather is really about. This results in their relationship turning in a different direction than the original strained one they had.

This is a movie about family, and coming to terms with death and illness. How we do it is between God and ourselves, but along the way of life we all have choices: where we live, how we live and who we love. This movie shows how a grandfather helps his grandson with these decisions. We award this movie the Dove “Family-Approved” 12+ Seal for ages 12 and older.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Couple kiss
Language: H-4; D-3; A-1; Comment using initials "BS".
Violence: Man slaps another man.
Drugs: Couples drinking wine at dinner; discussion regarding smoking cigars; man taking prescribed medication; hospital scenes.
Nudity: Men without shirts; people looking at woman's behind that has a splinter but behind is not shown; woman in tight tank top; man takes off clothes but not totally naked.
Other: The topic of keeping grandparents from grandchildren; some disrespectful attitudes toward grandfather; man has cancer and is dying; Native American rituals.


Company: Echo Bridge Home Entertainment
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 87 min.
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe