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Gorillas in the Mist
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Directed By
Michael Apted

Written By:
Anna Hamilton Phelan

Cast:
Sigourney Weaver, Bryan Brown, Julie Harris, Iain Cuthbertson, Constantin Alexandrov, John Omirah Miluwi, Waigwa Wachira

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Gorillas in the Mist (1988)
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Movie Review by MarkSchitts
June 23rd, 2018

Corny Sigourney

I had always suspected that Sigourney Weaver was a lousy actress - And - Yep - I was right about her. She didn't prove me wrong with this one.

Here in "Gorillas In The Mist" - I found that the more obsessed the Fossey character got with her "Save-the-Gorillas" mission the more irritating Weaver's performance became until it inevitably escalated into a laughable parody that was impossible to take seriously.

What also lost this potentially promising "One-Woman-Crusade" story some really major points was the truly dumbass "Me-Tarzan-You-Jane" romance that transpired between the brittle Fossey character and the smug, National Geographic photographer, Bob Campbell.

Yep - IMO - That whole kissy-kissy nonsense between Fossey and Campbell was the straw that broke the gorilla's back. Indeed.

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