Jan 9, 2009

Romancing the Stone

A young Kathleen Turner plays a romance writer in over her head when she flies to Columbia to rescue her sister from kidnappers.

An equally youthful Michael Douglas demands money from the damsel-in-distress before he'll assist her, and manfully chops the high heels off her shoes with his machete.

Turner: "These were Italian."
Douglas: "Now they're practical."
A fun, respectful treatment of the romance novelist - paired with a mildly serious exploration of the gulf between fictional adventures and dangerous, grimy reality.

A good date movie. One (brief) gory scene, near the end.

[full film info available here]