The Mosquito Coast

The Mosquito Coast ★★★★

Harrison Ford the big budget action star, and everybody's dad. In his prime we get strange anomaly where he got to let loose and play a wildman. In a Fitzcarraldo like effort Ford and his family leave America to forge a new life in the jungle. This is not really the movie I expected, and I love that about it. It's light on external conflict, they don't really struggle to survive in the elements, it's all a nagging internal conflict with Ford crumbling mental stability. Ford is great and it's clear he was enjoying acting at this point unlike his phoned in 2000's era flicks.