Word spread at Sundance in January that “Land Ho!” was a sleeper hit, and sure enough, it was soon scooped up by Sony Pictures Classics, which will unleash the comedy on audiences July 11. (It’s at 83 on the Tomatometer.) Check out the video below to see why it’s a load of fun.
The two writer-directors, Martha Stephens (“Pilgrim Song”) and Aaron Katz (“Cold Weather”), cast Australian actor Paul Eenhoorn and plastic surgeon non-pro Earl Lynn Nelson to enact the story of two ex-brothers-in-law and friends who reunite on an exotic trip to Iceland. The movie is both raucous adventure and sweetly intimate bromance. And the dynamics at work are obvious from the video interview below, which starts with quiet-spoken Eenhoorn and is utterly taken over by bigger-than-life Nelson.
Trailer is also below.