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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully filmed and inspirational!
This documentary is beautifully filmed in a very clear, creative and spacious style, which I loved. 180 South shows what wonderful adventures can occur when you follow your bliss.
Published on 14 Feb. 2011 by J. Brightwater

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3.0 out of 5 stars An Interesting Biopic about a Man's Journey through South America and Ascent of Mount Fitz Roy
This is an enjoyable and eye-opening documentary style film about a climb up Mount Fitz Roy. It's not a good watch if you suffer from vertigo.
Back in 1968 a group of American friends who are surfer dudes, and into mountain climbing, take a camper van on an epic road trip, a 10,000 mile journey through South America, culminating in a visit to Patagonia and an ascent...
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3.0 out of 5 stars An Interesting Biopic about a Man's Journey through South America and Ascent of Mount Fitz Roy, 15 Mar. 2015
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This is an enjoyable and eye-opening documentary style film about a climb up Mount Fitz Roy. It's not a good watch if you suffer from vertigo.
Back in 1968 a group of American friends who are surfer dudes, and into mountain climbing, take a camper van on an epic road trip, a 10,000 mile journey through South America, culminating in a visit to Patagonia and an ascent of Mount Fitz Roy. Thirty something years later, another surfer, a forty-something guy named Jeff Johnson, decides to replicate the amazing adventure, and he sets out by a long sea journey rather than in a camper van, even though he's no salty sea dog...
The film flits back and forth between interviews with the guys who took part in the 1968 expedition, and Jeff's mission to repeat their feats. Along the way Jeff meets up with some friends in Patagonia, Keith and Timmy, who are going to help him on the adventure. Jeff's travels take him to some absolutely stunning locations like Rapa Nui (Easter Island), and he meanders amiably from one breathtaking destination to the next, sailing, surfing and backpacking as he follows in the footsteps of the men who went before him very many years earlier...
This docu-drama has some lovely cinematography and an interesting, moving voiceover by the lead character. The pic is a bit like one of those Top Gear specials, where Clarkson and his mates go on an extended road trip through an exotic or hostile location, only this movie doesn't have a comedic element. It's a metaphorical lesson about having no fears and regrets in life, about reaching out for your dreams, and making the most of the one chance that you'll get at life. It has a very relaxed pace, with gentle, folksy music, and at times it does feel a bit like a 90 minute advert for the beauties of South America. However, if you're looking for some inspiration to kickstart your wanderlust, this is a pleasant and watchable travel biopic.
Watching this movie made me want to pack a rucksack and head off on a bold adventure, rather than sit on the sofa watching the google box...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully filmed and inspirational!, 14 Feb. 2011
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This documentary is beautifully filmed in a very clear, creative and spacious style, which I loved. 180 South shows what wonderful adventures can occur when you follow your bliss.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant film, 28 May 2012
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Truly inspiring story and a beautifully filmed and edited film. I would recommend this to anyone to watch. The music was awsome aswell.
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