Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Book Thief

Based on the beloved best-selling book comes this profoundly moving story of a girl who transforms the lives of those around her during World War II, Germany. Although Liesel (Sophie N‚lisse) is illiterate when she is adopted by a German couple (OSCAR Winner Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson), her adoptive father encourages her to learn to read. Ultimately, the power of words helps Liesel and Max (Ben Schnetzer), a Jew hiding in the family's home, escape from the events unfolding around them in this extraordinary, acclaimed film directed by Brian Percival (Downton Abbey).


AVAILABLE MARCH 11

Rated PG
131 minutes



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Review:
I haven't read the book, and that is unusual for me. I do prefer to do that before watching the adaption, but when given an opportunity....
Usual the book is better for me than the film. But after seeing this I have to wonder what is better than amaze-balls? Yeah, it would be tough to beat. This film, from the cinematography, the story, the characters, the set and costume designs, just everything really was done so well. It really came alive.
It was such a heartbreaking time. I cried more than a couple times while watching. Still, this movie was told in a way that you needed those incredibly sad moments.
The little girl, her story is one that will stay with me for a long time. Fiction or not. Some little girl a really long time ago lived a story much like hers I'd bet. Actually, probably a lot of little girls. That connection is what I will remember.
Bring tissues folks, but definitely see this one.

5/5

9 comments:

  1. I've read the book and would like to see the movie. I love it when it would out that way for me.

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  2. I couldn't make my way through the book. Part of it was other commitments getting in the way, but the beginning is very odd since it's narrated by death. I would still like to get back to it one day soon.

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  3. I've been meaning to read this book before I saw the movie but haven't managed to do either yet!

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  4. Nice you enjoyed it

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  5. I read the book and would love to see the movie. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. Good review. I haven't read the book or seen the movie but I'd like too. I always have tissues when watching movies because I cry very easily.

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  7. I like to read the books before the film too. Sounds like a great movie, thanks for the review

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  8. I haven't read the book, but I saw the movie in the theater and loved it. I lived in Europe for a few summers and just can't imagine life like that.

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