Fleeting love is destroyed not by the distance between the happy couple but the time they have together is, when adapted correctly, emotionally crushing. The Bridges of Madison County takes us through the core of blossoming love in just four days. Angry adults meet with the will and testament of a mother whose secrets were not devious or disastrous for the family but kindle their own thoughts and feelings. Clint Eastwood directs and stars in this piece alongside Meryl Streep, the two with such incredible chemistry and Eastwood with his effective direction, this romantic drama soon comes together as a high point of the old western hero’s career. Rightly so.