Bridges of Madison County

Bridges of Madison County

DVD - 2008 | Deluxe ed. --
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When a photographer traveling through the heat and dust of an Iowa summer drives to a farm looking for directions, he experiences a passionate, deeply moving encounter with an Iowa farm wife.
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, [2008]
Edition: Deluxe ed. --
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC Bri dvd 33164002979925 dvd 17.00 dvdfic 220085 cpy 1 aurora
MOVIE Bridg
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (134 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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dlh1
Jan 29, 2020

I loved this movie when it first came out, and then found it again recently on TV. I watched it, and this time, as an older woman, I was very aware of the age gap between Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep (19 years!). I believe that Clint did look his age at the time (65) as did Meryl Streep (46). I found it uncomfortable to watch now, thinking back on how often much older men have been paired with younger beautiful women, and how they're just supposed to melt into the arms of the wrinkled up old men. Since Clint produced and directed this movie, he obviously cast himself in the lead role. Yes, he was believable as an aging photographer, but in the book, he was supposed to be 52 years old to Francesca's 45 (a seven year age difference). That age difference would have made it much more believable to me, since Francesca's husband died before Kincaid, even though he would have been about 15 years younger (than Clint Eastwood's age).

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iloveseaotters
May 24, 2019

The story of a woman who is unexpectedly drawn into a four day affair is one of the most beautiful that I have ever seen. Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood do such an amazing job of portraying their characters that I felt as though I was a part of the story. This movie has everything; love, romance, tenderness, and even some sad moments. It's definitely one of my favorites!

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lukasevansherman
Mar 15, 2019

It's nice to have a movie where middle aged people can explore their sexuality in a farm setting.

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shayla_00k
Mar 14, 2019

Poignant and intriguing. Gets better after the story segues and unfolds.

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alicat1
Jan 30, 2019

Heartbreaking but loyal to marriage and family. Streep's character must wade through cataclysmic decisions.

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Lucik32
Nov 27, 2018

Watched this for the very first time and was not disappointed. Always enjoy performances of both leading actors. However this story was way too heartbreaking for me and left me all so depressed.
I do not support infidelity, but do not see this story to be glorifying infidelity. It is not: it is a story of one unfulfilled, lost love, many of us may not even experience in our lifetime.
I agree with a comment bellow: one has to make sure to chose "the one" partner for lifetime very carefully. But than once again: the consummate love is not for everyone, it may happen only to the lucky ones.
Excellent music score and scenery chosen for the film.

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MauriceK
Jul 18, 2017

The love story warms my heart. It is a struggle and tension between morality, family responsibility, true love, and personal happiness. Like both Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood! Two thumbs up!!

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Maoisdead
Jul 03, 2017

The movie, thank goodness, is better than the book. What's more surprising is that The Bridges of Madison County is an accomplished piece of movie making.

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akirakato
Jul 03, 2017

Produced and directed by Clint Eastwood, this is a 1995 American romantic drama based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Robert James Waller.
The story in the diaries reveals the impact the affair had on the lives of a farm woman and a National Geographic photographer.
The affair took place while her husband and children were at the state fair in Illinois.
She almost ran away with him to travel the world with him.
After a wrenching period of decision-making, however, she decided to stay at the last minute after considering the bigger picture that includes the consequences leaving would have on the lives of her teenage children and husband, who was a good, loving man.
After all the photographer finds meaning and his true calling as an artist.
It also has deep consequences on the lives of her son and daughter, who are both experiencing marital problems.
Their mother’s story helped them to find a sense of direction in their lives.
It is an old-fashioned love story with some meanings in terms of the present day context.
Superb are the performances of Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep.

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garycornell
Jun 13, 2014

Meryl Streep is simply magnificent in "The Bridges of Madison County". She takes the role of a Italian young war bride. You never for a minute think Meryl Streep is not Italian. Her accent is so perfect. She acts so shy and unpretentious. Clint Eastwood plays his part as a traveling photographer perfectly. He is kind and appreciative of her attention to him. I even feel that Clint might have felt his character had been in this situation before. I hope both Eastwood and Streep feel this is one of their best movies. I certainly walked away thinking about the two of them.

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Lucik32
Nov 27, 2018

"You never think... you never think that love like this going to happen to you. But now that you have it. Well, now I want to keep it forever. I want to love you that way I do now for the rest of my life....but if we leave we lose it. And I can't make an entire life to disappear to start a new one. All I can do is try to hold on to us somewhere inside of me."

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Lucik32
Nov 27, 2018

"Do you think that what happened with us just happens to anyone? What we feel for each other? We're hardly....hardly two separate people now. Some people search all their life for this and never find it. Others don't even think it exists. You're going to tell me....you're going tot ell me this is the right thing to do? Giving it up?"

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Monolith
Feb 21, 2012

Robert Kincaid: "This kind of certainty comes but ONCE in a lifetime..."

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Monolith
Feb 21, 2012

Francesca Johnson: "We ARE the choices that we have made..."

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