Out of Africa

PG ‐ Drama ‐ 161
1985 ‐

Out of Africa is based on a memoirs of the life and loves of Danish author Isak Dinesen (also known as Karen Blixen), with the star power of Meryl Streep and Robert Redford lighting up the film as much as the stunning cinematography. After a marriage of convenience to Baron Bor Blixen-Flecke, the couple moves to a plantation in Kenya in 1914. The baron leaves it all behind, leaving the baroness to manage the plantation. The situation opens the door for Karen Blixen to meets up with a free spirit, big game hunter Denys Finch Hatton. Roger Ebert called Out of Africa “one of the great epic romances…. These are high-voltage stars, and when their chemistry is wrong for romances (as Streep's was for "Falling in Love," and Redford's was for "The Natural"), it is very wrong. This time, it is right.” Besides providing a look at passion for people and a land, the film offers a glimpse of colonial Kenya and awe-inspiring locations.