Day 24 – What is your favorite movie and why?
Me?…A Love Drama?
What is my favorite movie and why? I don’t watch a lot of movies but one that I loved was The Bridges of Madison County (1995). It’s a drama and romance which is really out of character for me (at least the romance part) but I fell in love with the two main characters as soon as I saw the movie. It was directed by Clint Eastwood who also stars as one of the main characters, a photographer, and also Meryl Streep, a housewife left home while her husband and two teens go to a county fair horse show for the weekend.
A romance develops between a photographer, Robert Kincaid (Eastwood) and housewife, Francesca Johnson (Streep). The photographer is in town to photograph the wooden covered bridges, thus the title. It is poignant and beautiful drama and speaks of desires and dreams versus duty and obligation. I won’t give away more information since you might not have seen it yourself and may wish to view it.
Now, I’m a fan of drama movies, for sure. I also like horror and ghost movies, but you won’t usually find me fawning over a romance drama. That tells you how special this movie was. I’ve watched it at least 10 times which is also out of character for me. I’m a see it once and I’m through kind of woman, much the same way I am with books. This movie is special and just speaks to me. Don’t ask me why. I don’t know the answer to that question. It doesn’t even have a great rating…only 7.5/10 but for me it was great.