Proof that period pieces often live up to their reputation as dry, droll, dull, and witless pictures. This retelling of the Virginia Woolf novel is heavy on the voice over, and light on just about everything else. McElhone as the young Mrs. D is mildly interesting... but that's about it.
She had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills. Meryl Streep trots out a classic performance in this 1985 Oscar-winner about Isak Dineson/Karen Blixen, a writer who lived in Africa for a short time and experienced all manner of adventure and heartache, dutifully recorded in this Sydney Pollack epic. Works well as a stepping stone between Lawrence of Arabia and The English Patient, if you can ignore the awful bluescreening.