Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Bridges of Madison County

One of the great movies i know. I didn't want to watch it at first, i already knew that from the movie preview its a love story. I was thinking heck Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep in a love story movie? *rolls my eyes* who in a right mind put their money to produce this movie? I mean who would want to watch two old people making out? C'mon. I mean we prefer seeing young kids falling in love and then growing up together, but they have to start young in the movie first. But with this movie? Nope! The story started in their midlife. Francesca (Meryl Streep) was a mother of two teenagers and Robert (Clint Eastwood) was a photographer for National Geographic. Just that at that time i really run out of choices for movies that i rented this one.
Alas, lo and behold, i cried like crazy, bawled even, started middle of the movie up till it was showing the credits. I shouldn't be surprise at all, this two magnificent actors,who knows how to choose a very good script definitely knows their craft.Btw i have the book too. This movie breaks your heart into pieces like what you expect in a love story movie to be, it makes you think that a mother will do everything for her kids to the extent of loosing herself, but it makes you realize that love can survive, grow & be so strong even far apart, and that kind of love can happen.. A favorite poem of mine fits this movie...

Tho lovers be lost
But love shall not
And death shall have no dominion

Francesca: Robert, please. You don't understand, no-one does. When a woman makes the choice to marry, to have children; in one way her life begins but in another way it stops. You build a life of details. You become a mother, a wife and you stop and stay steady so that your children can move. And when they leave they take your life of details with them. And then you're expected move again only you don't remember what moves you because no-one has asked in so long. Not even yourself. You never in your life think that love like this can happen to you.

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

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