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4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly engrossing, 23 April 2004
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This review is from: Beyond Borders [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
On paper this film sounds terrible. Rich London socialite Angaline Jolieis newly married when the pleas from an aid worker inspire her to travelto Ethiopa and help the starving. Yawn !!! I encountered this movie ona 12 hour flight with no intention of watching it. Except that whilechannel flicking I repeatedly found myself transfixed by the images onscreen. In the end I just had to watch it fully from start to finish. Iwasn't disappointed.
There are moments of cinamatography that are haunting and beautiful andstick clearly in your mind. There are moments of dramatic tension thathypnotise you. I'm not a Jolie fan but she does a surprisinlygood job as someone who doesn't have a clue but has a determination tolearn. In reality however it is the story and the way it is told whichpull you in.
The story does loses itself a little towards the end. But that takesnothing away from the movie as a whole. Highly recommended.
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