Runtime: 2 Hours
and 15 Minutes
Before I jump into my review, I'd like to get something straight...
I'd like to consider myself to be an objective movie fan. I can take
action or I can leave it. Give me an intriguing storyline and I can
roll with it. Some of my favorite movies have some VERY talk-y parts.
As long as the dialogue keeps me interested and I feel something for
the characters, that'll do just fine.
"The Bridges Of Madison County" is a complete bore, your
average two-hour movie that feels like it's about six hours long.
This cure for insomnia tells the story of a fella who goes around
taking pictures of the always-exciting bridges. He ends up meeting
a woman who's alone while her husband and kids are away on some kind
They talk. Boy do they talk. And they talk some more. She cooks dinner.
They talk. He takes pictures of her. They talk. They visit bridges.
They talk. And talk. Story after story just whizzes by into the trash
pile, as these two inevitably fall in love.
She doesn't know what to do because her husband's coming back. He
has to leave. There's lots of talking in between. Then there's the
boring scene where she decides whether or not to bolt out of her car
and run into Clint's arms. It's a great scene in a boring film. Suspense
builds, tension rises, but all for nothing since I just wanted the
movie to end.
All I can guess is that older folks will probably love this film and
younger folks will probably hate it. I haven't heard talking this
long and tedious since I last visited my mother-in-law.
This movie is a big stinkbomb, one of the few movies I will NEVER,
EVER watch again. I'd rather watch paint dry instead. At least there's