Tuesday, 1 March 2011

The Mosquito Coast (1986)

Harrison Ford plays a mentalist who tries to kill his family by making them live in the jungle and then on a beach and then on a raft- and don't pretend you didn't know he was completely unstable right from the start! It was obvious. Helen Mirren plays his wife, an extremely weak character who does nothing to protect her four children from her husband's lunacy. SHE JUST LETS IT ALL HAPPEN.
The only way out of the hell is for Harrison Ford to die, but what would have happened if he hadn't been shot by somebody else!? Would they have all just carried on?! When would Helen Mirren have said "that's enough now"? How many of the kids would have had to die before she did something?! It just made me angry that she was such a bad mother.

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