Everett Collection
Jeff Labrecque
May 09, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Bridges of Madison County (Deluxe Edition)

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
134 minutes
performer
Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep

We gave it a B

Delightfully improbable chemistry sustains The Bridges of Madison County and its weepy adaptation of a literary phenomenon about a frustrated Iowa housewife’s fling with a worldly photographer. EXTRAS Hardly deluxe, but a nice making-of delves into what was once considered risky casting. Meryl Streep, who’s 19 years Clint Eastwood‘s junior, remembers the studio worrying she was too old. Eastwood was also an odd choice, but editor Joel Cox reveals in a commentary that after years of onscreen machismo, ”he’s actually portraying himself.” B

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