Proof of Life
not an ad campaign for South American Tourism- that's for sure.
I am crossing that whole continent right off my dream vacation
atlas. POF takes place in Tecala (a Latin word meaning; corrupt),
but the film was shot on location in Ecuador-beautiful mountains or
not, I suggest you check w/ The Travel Channel before you head into
what can only be called- purgatory on Earth!
Now lets talk Angus Brand man beef, eh? Russell Crowe. He's Meggie's costar (along with dynamic David Morse) in POF. But you knew that already right? Yeah, the whole Hollywood scandal turned love affair- whateva. The guys sweet on the retina and super swell at his acting gigs. Who cares where he's hiding his platypus these days, he's one of America's best imports and quite frankly it doesn't do a thing to his appeal. Sex crazed Crowe fans will be in heaven as the bloke finally speaks in his native accent. Could he be sexier? Ah, no.
goes... Peter Bowman's (David Morse) down in God's country building
a damn. One filthy, polluted, third world day he gets kidnapped. That's
how the ELT -A rebel force left over from communist regime days- funds
their "cause." The cause is now kidnapping and cocaine, but
none the less.
We follow Alice and Pete through their horrendous ordeal. Realism and smart characters keep us engaged. The story was interesting and fast paced most of the time. Sure the script had a couple of key never-could-happen -spare-us -with -the -ten-foot-spear of illogical- stick parts, but kids it's a movie; make believe. For the "Bowmans" anyway.
Morse, whom I adore, does his usual smooth professional delivery.
He's finally getting some great roles tossed his way. Bravo. Believable
and strong in the character Pete, who learns a little late life shouldn't
be taken for granted, and small things just don't count. Sniff.
This movie may not be an Oscar contender, but it paired up (pun intended) a few of our finest actors for your viewing pleasure.
Exclusive Interview With Meg Ryan From Summer 2000.
Check out Crowe's Tour-de-Force in Insider.
Chalupas and wine