Moving to the jungle. Allie Fox Harrison Ford is a disgruntled, eccentric, and angry inventor who feels that the United States has lost its soul. When his new ice making invention is not met with the enthusiasm that he expects he decides to move to the jungles of Central America and start a whole new society of his own in his own vision while taking his wife and four kids with him.
In fact, I think it is a ways off the beaten track, so for filmgoers who like something more out-of-the-way, this is a pretty good film to partake of. It is, I think, a film with a "message" in it, and while this is certainly nothing new in movies, I think part of the charm of the picture is that the message is very succintly understated you do have to think about it.
It is certainly well-acted by all the performers in it-- Harrison FordHelen Mirrenand River Phoenix deserve special praise for giving very fine and probing performances to their characers all three are very good in virtually anything they appear in--yes, I know that River Phoenix is deceased and that is too bad because he might have gone on to become a truly great star and actor, had he livedand Peter Weir 's direction "The Year of Living Dangerously", "Dead Poet's Society" is masterful--especially because I believe that the subject matter of the story was not easy to convey.
It is also beautifully photographed-- especially the sequences out in Mosquitia, which is along the Carribbean coast in Central America. But let the viewer be warned: This story is a tragedy, and the end of it does have a certain pathos to it. Essentially, it is a uniquely American story, even though it happens largely outside the U.
It surrounds the Harrison Ford character, and is essentially a character-study of this strange and unique man and his angry dilemma, and his subsequent "fall from grace".
I believe the "study" of the Ford character in this film is comparable to the roll that Humphrey Bogart had in "Treasure of the Sierra Madre" in that it is also a look at a person who is driven to great desperation not only by his own desires and weaknesses, but also by his own vanity.
Have you seen this film? We would love to see your review.Directed by six-time Academy Award (R) nominee Peter Weir, THE WAY BACK is an epic story of survival, solidarity and indomitable human will.
Shot in Bulgaria, Morocco and India, the film stars Jim. is and in to a was not you i of it the be he his but for are this that by on at they with which she or from had we will have an what been one if would who has her. REVIEWS. Review by George Capsas (posted on May) "The Mosquito Coast" is a film I think very highly of even though it is not (in my opinion) your typical Hollywood fare.
Peter Weir is, without doubt, one of the most important Australian film directors of all time.
His films have had a major impact, both in terms of the Australian film industry (Picnic at Hanging Rock, The Cars That Ate Paris, and Gallipoli) and as the work of an innovative auteur working within the confines of the Hollywood system (Witness, Dead Poets Society, Fearless, and The Truman Show).
Peter Weir (1) This page covers the author of Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World [ film]. For other authors named Peter Weir, see the disambiguation page.
The Mosquito Coast (ISBN ) is a novel by Paul Theroux and a film based on the book. Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, Andre Gregory, and River Phoenix star in the film directed by Peter Weir.