gotta call this one a chick flick. i like redford, but i think of him as a simple actor in a lot of ways. and the movie is the same way – there’s not much mystery to it. every scene is predictable, it’s as if i’ve seen the movie before. it’s sort of the equivalent of that poster that describes the perfect woman: it shows a hot looking chick in lingerie and has multiple quotes like “do you want a blowjob before or after i make you dinner?” and “my hot friend wants a threesome with you and me, is that okay with you?” redford is basically the same thing in this movie. in one scene streep and redford are on a safari and two lions rush them, shortly after dispatching one of them (the inspiringly-strong-streep gets the other) redford looks at streep and wipes the blood off her lip (she bit it while shooting the first lion) with a handkerchief. in the next scene his hair is slicked back and he is neatly dressed and they have a full dinner (china and all) under the stars, in the middle of the fucking african bush; then they make out for a while. it isn’t as crude as the ideal woman portrayal, but it’s the same shit.
in a way it’s like romancing the stone, only more dramatic and longer. perhaps that (superior) film was influenced by this one. liked some of the stuff about the not trying to tame africa and its people. good cinematography. also liked redford’s character’s philosophy. otherwise not my sort of thing.Watched on TV