Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey Reviews
All in all, the film celebrates the love for animals and the work with animals as well as the singular passion of an individual for his or her work but fails to depict the complex nature of her problems with the local people and government. Alas, what else can one expect from a film that is bound in its scope by a limited running time and box office expectations.
It is still worth your time and the lead performances by Weaver and Brown and dedicated, warm and enthusiastic.
Strong box office for its content: $61 million worldwide. 5 Oscar nominations including Best Actress (Weaver).