It can be said that art can imitate life. The question is, what happens when factors change and life imitates art?
In 1984’s Romancing The Stone, Joan Wilder (Kathleen Turner) is a successful romance novelist whose personal life can seem rather dull compared to the lives of her characters. Then she receives news that her brother in law was murdered, her sister has been kidnapped and a mysterious treasure map lands on her doorstep. The people responsible for the murder of her brother in law and the kidnapping of her sister are willing to return Joan’s sister to safety if Joan will bring them the map. Traveling to Colombia with the map, Joan meets Jack Colton (Michael Douglas). Jack agrees to lead her out of the jungle, but not before they have an adventure that is bigger than any of Joan’s novels.
This movie is 30 years old. It is as good as it as during it’s initial release. It’s fun, it’s entertaining and it’s an old fashioned fish out of water adventure story that still holds sway over it’s audience.
I recommend it.