The Bridges of Madison County

The Bridges of Madison County

DVD - 2010
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"World-traveling National Geographic photographer Robert Kincaid and Iowa housewife Francesca Johnson aren't looking to turn their lives upside down. Each is at a point in life where expectations are behind them. Yet four days after they meet, they don't want to lose the love they've found" ... container.


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Mar 15, 2019

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

Mar 14, 2019

Poignant and intriguing. Keeps getting better after the story segues and unfolds from opening scene.

Jan 30, 2019

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

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.

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!!

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.

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.

Apr 27, 2017

I don't care how much of a "beautiful love story" it look's like, or how great Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep look together. Ultimately, it's nothing but glorification of adultery. It's trash.

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.

Feb 10, 2014

This is an old-fashioned romance story done some 20 years ago. As far as I am concerned it still retains its charm. A 4-day, intense relationship between a housewife and a roaming photographer forms the basis of this story of forbidden love. Two humans were connected, deeply, in an unusual circumstance, and then had to part forever. The religious rednecks may find this kind of relationship offensive, but I am sympathetic to their plight.

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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."

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're going tot ell me this is the right thing to do? Giving it up?"

Feb 21, 2012

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

Feb 21, 2012

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


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