Dances with Wolves Film Review

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Dances with Wolves After being exiled to a remote Civil War post, Lt. John Dunbar has to learn to adjust to his the environment of being miles away from the people he used to know in the 1990 film Dances with Wolves. This movie is set on the plains in the underdeveloped early days of America, but it is so much more than “just another Western”. Directed by and staring Kevin Costner, who also directed Message in a Bottle and Open Range, this movie is one that will move you in ways you would not have predicted. After spending time alone, Costner who plays Dunbar, makes friends with unlikely groups: the wolves and Indians. The wolves lead him to the local Indian tribe where he embarks on an unexpected journey of trying to gain acceptance within the tribe. Throughout the movie, Dunbar has to overcome many obstacles to be able to survive. Eventually, Dunbar works towards gaining the respect of the elders, and more importantly the heart of one of the women from the tribe. This a movie filled with heart throbbing emotions and suspense that will engage you throughout the entire movie. You will definitely not regret watching this epic film because of the unique story line that has a way of capturing your heart. With a rating of PG-13, this movie is great for a mature audience to enjoy due to some violence and nudity; however, neither of those are gruesome nor inappropriate. This is a film that would be excellent for an audience that enjoys watching Westerns and love stories. This film has an 82% approval rate on Rotten Tomatoes which means there are many other people who are in agreeance with me that this movie is a must see. Dances with Wolves is not only a success in the fact that is it an excellent film to watch, but it was a widely successful and won many awards. It won seven Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Writing, Best Editing, and four other

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