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Beyond Borders (Widescreen Edition)
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Genre: Feature Film-Drama
Release Date: 20-DEC-2005
Media Type: DVD
- Behind the Lines: The Making of Beyond Borders, Part 1
- Behind the Lines: The Making of Beyond Borders, Part 2
- The Writing of Beyond Borders: A Conversation with Screenwriter Caspian Tredwell-Owen
- Angelina: Goodwill Ambassador
Top Customer Reviews
Anyways, I found this to be more of a heart moving, touching movie, than a love story with a war/refugee backdrop. It made me realise and appreciate all that I have in my life. The warmth, safety, food and cleanliess, that 50 million people, such as those portrayed in the movie lack.
This wasnt a boring, draggin-on movie, but a moving drama, that really shows the raw and deep pain of human suffering that goes on, out of peoples minds and awarenss. Hunger and pain, spreads through those people like a great colossos of doom. Great perforamnce from Angelina, and Cliwe. I'm very glad I got a chance to experience this visually moving project.
Angelina Jolie plays a United Nations relief worker who flits from one worldwide trouble spot to another - Africa, Cambodia, Chechnya - dispensing aid and carrying on an adulterous affair with a handsome field doctor (played by Clive Owen) whom she met several years earlier (the film takes place in the 1980`s and `90`s). It's a little hard to take seriously the extreme plight of these suffering people when Sarah and Nick are making goo-goo eyes at one another in between saving lives and delivering inspirational, we-are-the-world speeches. As with so many movies of this type, the put-upon, indigenous people become little more than extras in their own story, a mere backdrop for the trite personal drama occupying center stage. It's as if American audiences couldn't possibly find any interest or relevance in all this misery if we didn't have some well-fed, well-scrubbed white people serving as our guide to get us through it all. I'm sure that the last thing the people who made this movie intended was to in any way demean the incredible efforts done by relief workers around the world, yet that is exactly what they end up doing by forcing all this heartbreaking human tragedy through the funnel of a hackneyed love story.Read more ›
Performance wise, Angelina Jolie delivers another solid performance but she comes off as somewhat subdued for the better part of the film. She is such strong and versatile actress that her part in this film, despite a couple of strong points, just doesn't suit her talents. Clive Owen delivers a strong and memorable performance as does the majority of the cast.
I believe the only other film I've watched that was directed by Martin Campbell was "The Mask of Zorro" which was a pretty good film. His direction of "Beyond Borders" clearly shows that he can make the best of the film despite a weak script.
Sarah Jordan (Angelina Jolie) is an American married to a Brit. At a fundraising gala, Nick Callahan (Clive Owen) crashes in dragging behind him a young Ethiopian and turns Sarah's world upside down as he delivers a strong speech about the suffering the Ethiopians are going through and haranguing her father-in-law about pulling his funding. Sarah soon finds herself taking every last penny she has and buying relief supplies to personally take to Ethiopia...Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love Angelina but omg I was so bored. I've done 3rd world work before and I could write a script that is more realistic. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ally K.
I love this movie, I watched it several times and never bored. Jolie and Owen were so great.Published 3 months ago by dina f ahmed
Very well crafted and thoughtful film. The commitment to the acting was exceptional.Published 5 months ago by Thomas L. Eaton
Romantic adventure, marital crisis, and the tragedy of global hunger are combined with mixed but respectable results in Beyond Borders. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Desertman84
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