1985 ***1/2 161 mins.
Like most epic romance movies, Out of Africa begins very, very well. I thought I was just going to love the film. After about forty minutes, though, it got very monotonous and borderline ridiculous. I new everything that was going to happen, and none of it seemed worth the two hours and forty-one minute running time. The locations are beautiful, and the direction is good, but the story just isn't enough to make it worth my time. Plus, Meryl Streep's accent will get on your nerves very, very quickly; I don't care how "accurate" it may be.
Original theatrical aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Rated PG for some sexual content.
Based on the books
"Out of Africa," "Shadows on the Grass," and "Letters from Africa" by
"Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller" by Judith Thurman;
"Silence Will Speak" by Errol Trzebinmski