The Bridges of Madison County

Synopsis: The path of Francesca Johnson's future seems destined when an unexpected fork in the road causes her to question everything she had come to expect from life. While her husband and children are away at the Illinois state fair in the summer of 1965, Robert Kincaid happens turn into the Johnson farm and asks Francesca for directions to Roseman Bridge. Francesca later learns that he was in Iowa on assignment from National Geographic magazine. She is reluctant seeing that he's a complete stranger and then she agrees to show him to the bridges and gradually she talks about her life from being a war-bride from Italy which sets the pace for this bittersweet and all-too-brief romance of her life. Through the pain of separation from her secret love and the stark isolation she feels as the details of her life consume her, she writes her thoughts of the four-day love affair which took up three journals. The journals are found by her children after the lawyer was going over Francesca's will and all
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Clint Eastwood
Production: Warner Bros.
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 14 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.6
Metacritic:
66
Rotten Tomatoes:
89%
PG-13
Year:
1995
135 min
971 Views

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Hi, sis.

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MichaeI, if I couId just get you

to sign this right here. . .

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. . .which gives you the contents

of the safe deposit box.

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Thank you.

And this one which cIears the bank. . .

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. . .of aII responsibiIity

for the contents.

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It's kind of exciting.

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Maybe we'II find out

that your mother had secret miIIions.

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Why don't we get started?

Your mother is interred. . .

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. . .at the Cedar Heights FuneraI Home

untiI arrangements can be made.

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I thought it was arranged.

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-There's a probIem.

-What probIem?

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Your mother Ieft expIicit instructions

to be cremated.

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-I don't understand it either.

-When did she decide this?

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ApparentIy just before her death.

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-I don't know anybody who gets cremated.

-Lots of peopIe do.

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Nobody in my famiIy did.

Dad bought pIots at Prairie HiIIs. . .

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. . .one for him, one for Mom.

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-The wiII cIearIy states--

-I don't care what it says.

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Maybe Mom was deIirious. Maybe

she didn't know what she was saying.

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If she wanted to be cremated, why

the heII did she Iet Dad buy 2 pIots?

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She was very specific.

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She wanted her ashes to be thrown off

Roseman Bridge.

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-What?!

-Bizarre!

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Mr. Peterson, are you sure

Mom wrote aII this?

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It was notarized and witnessed by

Mrs. Lucy DeIaney.

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-Maybe you couId ask her.

-Who the heII is she?

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I remember her, I just don't--

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I don't care if it's IegaI. We're

not cremating her or throwing. . .

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. . .her ashes off some bridge

where we can't visit her. . .

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. . .because she'II be bIown aII over!

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-And peopIe driving aII over her, dogs--

-We're not doing it.

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I'm not even sure

it's Christian.

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