The Bridges of Madison County Movie Review Summary

Actors: Meryl Streep, Clint Eastwood, Annie Corley, Victor Slezak, Jim Haynie

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THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY is a movie directed by Clint Eastwood in 1995. Mery Streep earned a nomination in the Best Actress in a Leading Role category.
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The setting is Iowa in the mid-sixties. Meryl Streep has devoted her life to her family and lives the rough farmer life with her husband and her two children. Born in Italy, she's followed Jim Haynie after WWII and soon forgets the dreams she made when arriving to America.

Left alone as her family goes to Chicago for a bull show, she meets Clint Eastwood, a photographer working for National Geographic, who's preparing an article about the bridges of the county. Both will deeply fall in love during this four day period but, at the end of it, Meryl won't leave her family to follow him.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   Italian    -   American Midwest Woman/class/friends story?    -   woman's story Married, fooling around?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker/wife Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Italian


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   ignorant small town people Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt Is this movie based on a    -   book

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