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Out of Africa

When Karen Dinesen (Meryl Streep) emigrates to Africa she is hoping to build a new and happy life. But her marriage of convenience to Bror Blixin (Klaus Maria Brandauer) proves anything but. And her romantic affair with a Denys Hatton (Robert Redford) leaves her passion for commitment unrequited. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B-
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: C
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Run Time: 161
Theater Release: 17 Dec 1985
Video Release: 27 Apr 2010
MPAA Rating: PG
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Meryl Streep is an accomplished actress who, as of 2013, has been nominated for the Academy Award 17 times (including her role in Out of Africa), and won three times. The Iron Lady is one of her Oscar winning performances. Other Best Actress nominations include The Devil Wears Prada, Julie & Julia, Doubt and Mamma Mia!.

Robert Redford has also has no shortage of accolades, both in front of and behind the camera. Look for him in An Unfinished Life and The Horse Whisperer, and as a producer in A River Runs Through It and Quiz Show.

Home Video Extra Features

Home Video Notes: Out of Africa

Release Date: 27 April 2010

Out of Africa releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD Combo) in a 25th Anniversary Edition. Extras include:

- Song of Africa (An Original Documentary)

- Universal Weblinks

- Parental Lock

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