As the film opens on an Oklahoma farm during the depression, two simultaneous visitors literally hit the Wagoneer home: a ruinous dust storm and a convertible crazily driven by Red, the ... See full summary »
The path of Francesca Johnson's future seems destined when an unexpected fork in the road causes her to question everything she had come to expect from life. While her husband and children are away at the Illinois state fair in the summer of 1965, Robert Kincaid happens turn into the Johnson farm and asks Francesca for directions to Roseman Bridge. Francesca later learns that he was in Iowa on assignment from National Geographic magazine. She is reluctant seeing that he's a complete stranger and then she agrees to show him to the bridges and gradually she talks about her life from being a war-bride from Italy which sets the pace for this bittersweet and all-too-brief romance of her life. Through the pain of separation from her secret love and the stark isolation she feels as the details of her life consume her, she writes her thoughts of the four-day love affair which took up three journals. The journals are found by her children after the lawyer was going over Francesca's will and ... Written by
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I've watched this movie yesterday evening and it had a great effect on
me.In my opinion this movie is outstanding because it reflects an
average life,which is then becoming a really extraordinary
one,representing that everyone's life can change from one moment to the
other.And I think this meaning tells something to everyone,because
everyone has dreams that seem that one can't fulfill,but this story
says the opposite,so that at any time can come an opportunity that you
have to recognize and be brave enough not to release.Another thing is
that you may have to live your whole life in only four days and you
have to be able to live it so that after it you can say that you had a
really wonderful life. My favorite part of the movie was when Robert
was leaving and the two cars were staying at the lamps one behind the
other...it was a very touching scene,I think. So to draw the
conclusion:I can recommend to everyone to watch the movie THE BRIDGES
OF MADISON COUNTY because after watching it you're getting an other
state of mind,a better one,that doesn't allows you to give up hoping
for a better life...
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