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The Bridge of San Luis Rey (2004)

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In 1714 Peru, a friar is tried by the Inquisition for questioning God's intentions when five die in the collapse of an Andean rope bridge.

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In early 19th Century Peru an old Inca rope bridge collapses, plunging five travelers to their deaths in the Andean chasm below. Brother Juniper, who was within minutes of being on the bridge himself, becomes obsessed with discovering how five people of differing class and circumstances came to be on the bridge at that moment. The Catholic friar wants to know if it was mere existential happenstance or part of God's cosmic plan. After researching the lives of the victims for five years and publishing his findings in a book, he is accused of heresy by the worldly Archbishop of Lima and is put on trial for his life by the Inquisition. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Five Lives Bound By One Fate.

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Rated PG for thematic elements, some disturbing images and some sensuality | See all certifications »
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22 December 2004 (Spain)  »

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The Bridge of San Luis Rey  »

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Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,665 (USA) (17 June 2005)

Gross:

$42,880 (USA) (17 June 2005)
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Captain Alvarado: We do what we can! We push on, Esteban, as best we can, and it isn't for long as time keeps going by. You'll be surprisedat how quickly time passes.
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My husband and I were still asking each other what the movie was going on 3/4 of the way through!
27 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's true that there was great scenery and incredible costumes in this movie. However the casting was terrible and the storyline was nearly invisible. Casting Robert DeNiro as an arch bishop just doesn't fit especially in a period film like this. I don't know if it's his mannerisms or his speaking patterns but it didn't work. And Kathy Bates, while a great actress, didn't work for me either.

As for the story line - I had to read a summary of the novel to get what this movie was about. It was too hidden in the unclear dialog to be able to filter out. And I was really concentrating!

Overall I tend to really enjoy these types of films but not this one.


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