Tag Archives: Meryl Streep

The River Wild / La Rivière Sauvage (1994) Curtis Hanson, Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, David Strathairn, Action, Adventure, Crime

The River Wild
Gail (Meryl Streep) is a professional at water rafting. She twigs every day, and she is in a very good shape. She takes her family, one day, to a rafting trip down the river, but she has no idea that the planed trip is about to become a nightmare. Two escaping robbers with a handgun, meet the family in the way, and join them to the trip.
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The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1981) Karel Reisz, Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Hilton McRae, Drama, Romance

The French Lieutenant's Woman (Karel Reisz, 1981)
A film is being made of a story, set in 19th century England, about Charles, a biologist who’s engaged to be married, but who falls in love with outcast Sarah, whose melancholy makes her leave him after a short, but passionate affair. Anna and Mike, who play the characters of Sarah and Charles, go, during the shooting of the film, through a relationship that runs parallel to that of their characters.
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Ironweed (1987) Hector Babenco, Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Carroll Baker, Drama

Ironweed (Hector Babenco, 1987)
Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she’s sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery and visits the grave of his infant son whom he dropped; visions of his past haunt him, including ghosts of two men he killed. That night, out drinking, Helen tries to sing at a bar. Next day, Fran visits his wife and children and meets a grandson. He could stay, but decides it’s not for him. Helen gets their things out of storage and finds a hotel. Amidst their mistakes and dereliction, the film explores their code of fairness and loyalty.
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