Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The River Wild|
Actors: Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, David Strathairn, Joseph Mazzello, John C. Reilly
Director: Curtis Hanson
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Hang on tight for a suspense-filled action-thriller starring Oscar-winner Meryl Streep in a stunning performance that will take your breath away! Streep portrays a former river guide who arranges a white-water rafting trip... more »
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Kay G. from ATLANTA, GA
Reviewed on 12/1/2009...
A great family/people adventure. It might be a bit scary for children under 8, as there are guns involved. The scenery alone is worth watching the movie. Meryl Streep was outstanding!
Kellie H. (khenderson) from CLAREMORE, OK
Reviewed on 8/14/2009...
Love this movie! Bacon is a great "bad guy".
Peggy Vincent | Oakland, CA | 12/17/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Kevin Bacon can so beautifully play a sadist, a charming and vicious creep, a bad guy that it's almost like he's not acting. And Meryle Streep, trying her hand here in an action film, NEVER seems to be acting - she's always stellar, completely immersed in her character. In The River Wild, Streep plays a suburban mom and former white-water rafting guide who is taking her family on a raft trip for summer vacation. She's a bit on the outs with her husband, who is, at the last minute, too busy to go along - so she and her son go it alone - and quickly run afoul of some killers on the lam. Bacon and a buddy, of course. They coerce Streep to take them down a terrifyingly dangerous stretch of river rapids to escape from the pursuing cops.
Marvelous. And Streep did all the river scenes without the use of a stunt double - which, if you've ever been white-water rafting on a Class 4 or 5 river, is utterly amazing."
One of the Greatest.
Theodore J Roth | Hudson,Fl | 12/08/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Here is an action flix that belongs is everyone's DTD DVD collection. Loaded with action, great acting on all parts, the DTS sound was awe inspiring to say the least. GET IT, YOU"LL LOVE IT!"
A Good Ride
Darren | Jersey Shore, NJ USA | 10/09/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"An entertaining journey down a beautiful whitewater river with an age old theme of good vs evil. This is a good movie to just sit back and enjoy the ride even though as the plot develops you may feel bit uncomfortable. Meryl Streep is outstanding as usual, however I feel Kevin Bacon is even better as the deceptive, yet charming 'bad guy'. There is also some excellent acting by David Straithairn (who portrays Meryl Streep's husband) even though his character is annoyingly pathetic. The nature cinematography is spectacular and the high intensity musical score only adds excitement to the journey.I highly recommend watching this one on a home theater system with wide screen and DTS sound decoding."