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i wanted to see this cuz i like Rachel Weisz. Rachel is an activist who meets Ralph Fiennes at some lecture. He's a Brit diplomat who's soon to be assigned to Kenya. Rachel & Ralph get hitched, though it's hinted she may only be interested in Fiennes for using his diplomatic position to advance her causes. Fiennes recalls all this at the beginning of the film after Rachel is killed.

This is an activist vs big corporation kinda movie involving African politics. Movie characters never seem to learn that they can't fight big corps without a sacrifice of life.

This movie reminded a little bit of Waking the Dead. Jennifer Connelly is an activist for South American civil rights and she's got a thing for a Billy Crudup, who plays a up-n-coming Congressional candidate. Crudup is as obsessed with Jen Con as Fiennes is with Weisz. Both women seem to embarras their mates in their career advancement and both meet with death (or do they?). "Walking" is more hopeful than "Gardener", it's not involved with big corps though political agendas factor in both films.

Anyhoo, "The Constant Gardener" was okay to watch on dvd and just once, too depressing for repeated views. Though i do recommend seeing it if ya like this kind of material.
 
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Yeah I saw this quite a while back.

It was a sad one.

Pretty lookin on the big screen too if I recall.





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