Movie Re-view: Out of Africa

Movie Re-view: Out of Africa

Out of Africa

My husband is out of town with my children for four days at my fifteen year old son’s regional FIRST Robotics tournament (the finals are today), and I stayed home to work. (The quiet is amazing, but my to do list was 75 items long!) As a motivational incentive, I checked out this movie from the library and watched it by myself.

If you are like me and haven’t seen this movie since it was a hit in 1985 receiving the award for Best Picture with six other Academy Awards, you owe it to yourself to view it again! I remember really liking it then, but now after twenty-five years, I think I love it even more. I always appreciate a plucky heroine, and who can epitomize that better than Meryl Streep? And add Robert Redford to that along with beautiful footage of African wilderness… This film was based on a true story written by the true life heroine herself, so I now want to read something written by her under her pen name of Isak Dinesen.

Wow! This five star classic film was a wonderful treat!

(It was a perfect re-treat for my retreat…)

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