Gorillas in the Mist
The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.
Not particularly ambitious and not particularly invested in its subject matter, Gorillas in the Mist is an interesting enough story about a fascinating woman with a strong performance from Weaver to anchor the whole thing down.
Slow and ultImately Uninteresting story, although weaver gives a good performance.
First of all, Sigourney Weaver is TERRIFIC in this film. A great performance. Unfortunately the screenplay leaves a lot to be desired. I'd say it's worth watching just to see how Weaver makes so much out of such a poorly written role, but there's also a terribly uninteresting and poorly handled romance that takes up a good part of the film. Overall, not impressed, except for Weaver, who really is great.
I've seen this exactly once back when it came out and based on memory I liked it.
Sigourney Weaver gives a fine performance in an otherwise stilted bio pic.