Well-done monkey business, but an abrupt, uncentered screenplay, cluttered by unfocused direction, poor music and obligatory romance.
During the 1970s, Dian Fossey journeyed to Africa, where she closely studied the mountain gorilla, work later chronicled in a popular National Geographic television special. In this biopic Weaver portrays the late, controversial Fossey, beginning with her 1963 meeting with anthropologist Louis
Leakey (Cuthbertson). He agrees to let her accompany him to Africa, and that begins her lifelong commitment to the study of gorillas. The film shows how this passion gains her fame but also leads to her fatal obsession with protecting...