Reviewed by: Gabe Rodriguez
|Featuring:||Kim Basinger, Vincent Perez, Liam Aiken, Eva Marie Saint, Garrett Strommen|
|Producer:||Stanley R. Jaffe, Allyn Stewart|
“I Dreamed of Africa” is the true story of Kuki Gallmann, a rich and snobby socialite in Italy who meets and marries Paolo, a former African farmer. With Kuki’s son, Emmanuelle, Paolo and Kuki head back to Africa to get a new start and together they do amazing things.
Based on Kuki’s autobiography of the same name, “I Dreamed of Africa” has a few things out of place. The performances are great, but the script has many holes and is at many times rather dull. The scenery is astonishingly gorgeous, but the direction and narratives are uneven.
From a Christian standpoint, “I Dreamed of Africa” has only two caveats. It has a few intense violent scenes, as well as a bit of animal attack gore. There is also a brief sex scene with partial nudity.
Entertaining and beautiful, “I Dreamed of Africa” is a good film for older teens and their parents, and it should grab Kim Basinger some attention for her great performance.