Well, speaking of relationships, the chemistry between Francesca and Robert represents all of my dreams of true love. Of course, it is easy to romanticize the best parts of a person over a short and perfect four day honeymoon, when everyday life is routine and beige. But, the fact that at the end of his life, Robert maintained that Francesca was the love of his life, leaving her his camera and other belongings, was the tip of the love story iceberg.
How sexy is Clint Eastwood at any age, and how irresistible was Meryl's Italian accent. I completely bought that attraction - in the bath, the kitchen, the truck..... the bridges... the bar....
I honestly believe in what they had and I cannot believe she didn't go with him. When she had her hand on that door handle that day in the rain, my heart was in my throat. How I wanted her to run to him.......
I understand that the children reading her diaries after her death told the story, but those children were spoilt brats and horribly miscast I think...... their take, especially the son's, was incredibly selfish, especially as adult children..... I would have liked to have seen them more heartbroken for Meryl, I mean, Francesca, for all that she sacrificed for them and their father.
I love this film and never, ever tire of it.
I give it a 9.5/10 (because of those horrible kids!).
I know you're a romantic Rocky. Can't wait to read your thoughts.
Read Rocky's review here!
|Oh Robert! My heart is breaking for you!!|