The Long Way Round
Ewan McGregor & Charley Boorman
This was one of those suggestions from Netflix that kept getting shifted down in the queue. Finally I needed to expand a bit. I had expanded physically so that was checked off the list, I had to do the OTHER expanding, that of the brain. I love history, and am always curious about whom I share this planet with, so no more moving. Honestly I was a little nervous that Ewan McGregor, being the big movie star that he is, would be a complete A$s but I was pleasantly surprised that he was a very nice man with a wicked sense of humor (after the accident-check his behavior. I was impressed needless to say). Sadly I hadn't heard of Charley Boorman before, but now I know his name, I WILL be waiting to hear for it. Their humor is infectious, and leaves me wanting more.
So they decide to go on a journey- On motorbikes- Off road motorbikes - through hostile terrain. Hostile in its structure, NOT its people. While tackling this feat they visit centers that UNICEF fund, and here you will have some non funny moments....but the moments you have will be necessary.The people were absolutely incredible and CLASSIC was the dude that rode up on the horse- absolutely priceless. Another scene that still has me laughing is the spa scene.....the sounds those two make I can still hear.
This is a fascinating documentary and a extraordinary accomplishment they mastered. I was VERY sad to see it end, but saw that there is yet another ONE..."the long way DOWN". There is swearing, and sadly they both smoke-blek. There is some sad shots of a bear - which I'd like to point out Mr. McGregor took serious issue with. His feelings are the same as mine on hunting. Oh and there's some butt shots, showing us the angry mosquitoes they encountered....
If you have teenagers, or just want to expand your horizons, I think this is a wonderful way to spend time, see our neighbors, and learn that we are all essentially the same.(well except Hollywood studio execs...a few of the silicone/botox bimbo women at my gym.....that weird lady yelling at butterflies on the corner today, well.... they are in their own world).