The Bridges of Madison County Poster

Release Date: June 2nd, 1995

DVD Release Date: March 26th, 1997

PG-13|2 hr 15 min

Plot Summary
A moving love story about a photographer on assignment to shoot the historic bridges of Madison County. He meets a housewife, whose husband and children are away on a trip, and the film traces a brief affair that is never sordid but instead one of two soul mates who have met too late.

Cast: Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep, Annie Corley, Victor Slezak, Jim Haynie, Sarah Kathryn Schmitt, Christopher Kroon, Phyllis Lyons

Director: Clint Eastwood

Genres: Drama, Romance

Production Co: Warner Bros., Amblin Entertainment, Malpaso Company

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Robert Waller's inexplicably colossal bestseller is transferred to the screen with more art than it deserves, but neither old-fashioned Hollywood craftsmanship nor the massive star power of Eastwood and Streep can compensate for the story's intellectual slightness and emotional implausibility. show more

  • A beautiful film, not only in the way it was photographed, but for the manner through which the characters are revealed to us. show more

  • It is easy to analyze the mechanism, but more difficult to explain why this film is so deeply moving. show more

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