Land Ho!

Rated 2.0

A retired surgeon (Earl Lynn Nelson) treats his ex-brother-in-law (Paul Eenhoorn) to a vacation in Iceland. We learn in time (spoiler alert!) that the surgeon was forced to retire because he was an unpleasant jackass who couldn't respect personal boundaries—but by that time, we've already had our fill of him ourselves. It's easy to understand the man's former co-workers; why did they even put up with this jerk long enough for him to retire? He badgers strangers with nosy questions and dominates his brother-in-law, who lacks the personality to stand up to him. Written and directed by Aaron Katz and Martha Stephens, the movie has pretty scenery, but it's a crashing bore—95 minutes of uninteresting people doing nothing. It's like a travelogue about Iceland with an obnoxious narrator who won't shut up.