A forbidden love. An impossible choice. A secret past.
The story of the women on the KLM flight that won the 1953 Air Race from London to Christchurch, New Zealand.
Originally published on June 16, 2011.
Bride Flight is an epic yarn that not only finds its characters longing for the 1950s as decades pass, but its filmmakers, as well. Earlier this year, Roger Ebert called Country Strong “one of the best movies of 1957,” and the same is true of this film. In Bride Flight, long outdated melodrama fuels every emotion and plot development, to a point at which the proceedings can’t help but feel fake, even disingenuous. That’s not a criticism of 1950s melodrama itself; viewed historically, the genre still carries great emotional power. But Bride Flight is a modern film made for today’s audiences, not a stylistic imitation of a style gone by (ala Steven Soderbergh’s The…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Interesting enough story. I had fun finding Dunedin locations masquerading as Wellington streets!