maandag 13 april 2009

Movie Tip #19 - Gorillas in the Mist

Director: Michael Apted

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Bryan Brown

Description: It's the true story about Dian Fossey, her study of gorillas and her efforts to stop the decimation of the endangered apes.

Review: How simply amazing must it be to touch, play and hold hands with a silverback Gorilla in the wilds of Africa? How would it feel to find that same silverback with his head, hands and feet cut off by poachers? To be frank, these gorillas were Dian Fossey's children - each had a name, each had their own unique trait - so it is hardly surprising that she became a little possessive and started treating the animals as her own. The horrors that she experienced on those mountains would send me mad as well. Sigourney Weaver is simply superb as Fossey, portraying her hard work and gradual decline into insanity with that touch that only a few actresses possess. It's a true inspiring story, I really admire Dian Fossey.

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