Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Bridges of Madison County (1995)

Director: Clint Eastwood. Cast: Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep, Annie Corley. 135 min. Rated R. Drama/Romace.

Streep is a lonely farm town housewife in Iowa who falls for Eastwood, a National Geographic photographer who's passing by - and the burden rests on her shoulders to decide whether to leave this life, or stay and suffer for the rest of it. Not a romantic movie fan, but I have to admit: this story is very believable. No question that Eastwood is an eternal Hollywood icon, but even his acting in a few scenes paled in comparison to Streep. Still, the movie made me care for these people, and kept me thinking afterwards: What if ...

PS: Thank you, Shahram, for the recommendation.

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