Based on the story of renowned butterfly expert Robert Pyle (David Cross) who embarked on a life-changing trek through one of America’s most important unprotected wildlands in the summer of 1995.
This sweet, comedic adventure film based on the memoirs of Pyle is reminiscent of “Wild” as Pyle embarks upon an adventure he is neither physically nor emotionally trained to do. His pitfalls find humor and his spiritual growth is inspiring as he copes with the death of his soulmate, Thea (Debra Messing). Cross is perfectly cast as the awkward adventurer who is focused on finding new butterfly species in the Pacific Northwest. Capturing the moss covered trees, the damp but fresh forest air, and the rugged and unforgiving mountainous terrain, “The Dark Divide” provides a healing adventure filled with humor but more importantly, a poignant resiliency which nature provides for all mankind.
3 1/2 Stars
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