Monday, March 26, 2012

Two Line Reviews - #372

Movie: Out of Africa (1985)

Plot: A Dutch Baroness marries her friend and the experimental duo settle in Africa growing Coffee. Her husband has other priorities making her look after the coffee estate and seek some wildlife adventure. That's when she strikes a romantic chord with a guy whose philopophy of life captivates her. Finally, she receives blow after blow, yet displayes the grit she is known for.

What Works?
  • The film's different setup - Entirely shot in African wilderness, the film offers ample scope for wonderful picturisation which is duely done.
  • Meryl Streep - in an adventure seeking, self-dependent, rational role brings to life an inspiring character Baroness Karen of Denmark.
  • Her husband and Robert Redford, both with subdued action provide an apt foil and complete things up.
  • The background score in the touchy aircraft scene, the coffee plant burn-down scenes offer scope for our appreciations.
Celebration of a lady's grit in colonial Kenya!