BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, THE (CLINT EASTWOOD, MERYL IN SOUTH AFRICA
World-travelling 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 meeting, they won’t want to lose the love they’ve found. Academy Award winners Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood (who also produces and directs) bring blazing starpower and powerful conviction to the beloved characters of Robert James Waller’s rhapsodic bestseller of love, choice and consequence. Also right are the small details and large emotions of once-in-a-lifetime love. With luck, a love like that happens to some of us sooner or later. For Robert and Francesca, it was later. And it was glorious.