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Reviewed in the United States on September 21, 2018
Frank meets Rachel again, this time protecting Rachel's now adult son Fletcher, whose identity Frank initially doesn't know because of Fletcher's changed identity under witness protection program. Finally, Frank marries Rachel. Any interested producer, I can write the script within 45 days. The hard part is finding an actress to replace Whitney.
I always liked this film even though it's corny as hell because I was/am a great fan of the leads - Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston. They had excellent chemistry in this movie. But the star of the film will always be the music. The Bodyguard is still my #1 favorite movie soundtrack. The music, the music, the music! So many amazing songs from empowerment ('Queen of the Night') to romance ('Run To You') to the final goodbye (the power ballad rendition of 'I Will Always Love You'), Ms. Whitney was in her prime at this period, and it shows in the film. She was so beautiful and at the height of her popularity. She wasn't the strongest actress, so it made sense to choose a role like this one - a pop singer - as her first major lead in a motion picture. Mr. Costner showed great judgement in selecting her for this part and he himself was still in the afterglow of Academy Awards wins for 'Dances with Wolves' (1990). One standout performance for me was Gary Kemp from the British new wave group Spandau Ballet. Any 80s kid (Gen X) knows who this is! The smarmy but almost lovable agent Sy, was a good fit for him. Cameos by music producer David Foster (most of the tracks on the album, played the orchestra conductor) and his (then) wife, Linda Thompson (and co-writer of 'Run to You', played the screaming blonde who was spattered with blood) were good as well. I really enjoyed watching this again.
The movie is great, the cast is amazing, but the audio quality of this was horrible. The dialog volume was so incredibly low that I had to keep turning up the volume just to barely hear what was being said. Then whenever there was music it was WAY too loud. What an awful experience for a movie that I would have loved to watch without the constant audio yo-yo'ing. This is the only Amazon movie that I have ever had this issue with.
It's campy, flashy, trashy, and a heck of a good time. Whitney Huston is at her peak and sounding incredible, and her chemistry with Kevin Costner works. Highly enjoyable 90's movie that is fun to watch over and over.
I have a hard time not watching anything that has Whitney Huston in it. She's an icon and this world lost a vocal angel...The movie is sappy and predictable to me now, but her musical performances are perfection.
I can remember seeing this for the first time when it was newly released. I felt it was exciting and was so emotional that I bawled at the end. Also Whitney and Kevin Costner were groundbreaking, portraying a mixed-race couple at that time. So that also added a element of excitement at the time it was released.
So I'm not sure what response someone will have watching for the first time in 2020. I'm interested to see. And come on!! A young Kevin Costner and Whitney Huston are two of the most beautiful human specimens. On that alone, I say "Give it a chance!"
One of the few movies that I really enjoyed watching and look back and remember a very Special Talented and Gifted Actress. I'm Blessed to have actually met her as she traveled the globe (I got to meet her at KTEB where our Aircraft were dropping off Guest and picking up new Guest) She was so kind to sign my fuel slip for my daughter, as she waited for them to refuel her jet. Long before selfies but her smile and sincere words really touched my heart as well as that of Kaarjoleena.
What can I say about this DVD, but amazing! Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner are so good in this movie and having it in Blu-ray, just makes it better to view. There is a review that complains about the how loud the music is over the voices. I think almost every TV show and movie I've ever seen, has louder music or violence than the voices. It doesn't matter if it's HD, Blu-ray, DVD..whatever. I wish it would all be evened out, but I disagree that, this is a problem with this one Blu-ray. Just my opinion. I enjoyed this movie in Blu-ray.
Classic movie, amazing music, highly recommend. We went to see the Broadway musical and right after watched this (it had been a while before we had seen the movie). My parents seldom bought CD's, but when this first came out, they bought the CD for this movie because the music is THAT good. When we watched it again, we remembered why we loved it and can't stop listening to the soundtrack again.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 17, 2014
Marvelous right from the start till the end. Story is wonderful with the action thrown in by the actors doing an A grade plus performance for the movie making it one of a kind great job. Singing and with a bit of comedy thrown in makes it more heart warming and delightful to watch. A singer hires a bodyguard to protect her from all intruders and dangerous people. Kevin starts modifying her home so he can do his job properly and some problems arise, that at the finish he does not want to take the responsibility and job. She is the problem doing everything her way and walking over everyone. Making it harder to protect her while she is out and causing grief to everybody. Fabulous to watch I rated this an A grade plus for full on action, suspense and thrills by the minute merry-go-round ride at a fast pace entertainment. So what are you waiting for gather up the popcorn retire to the lounge, put your feet up to a fantastic night in with the bodyguard. Enjoy!