Becky and I went to see the much talked about film The Reader last night at the AMC theater in Highlands Ranch, CO. The Rotten Tomatoes website at The Reader describes the movie as follows.
“Though THE READER may boast the typical pedigree of a Holocaust film–acclaimed actors, a literary source, and an Oscar-baiting end-of-the-year release date–this drama has a significant difference: it focuses on a perpetrator, rather than the victims. Kate Winslet takes on the hefty supporting role of Hanna Schmitz, a woman who has an affair with Michael Berg (German actor David Kross), a 15-year-old boy in 1950s Germany. They spend their brief romance alternately making love and focusing on literature, with Michael reading everything from Chekov to Homer to his lover. Soon, Hanna abruptly disappears, and Michael returns to his normal life….”
is a very provocative movie. Kate Winslet and her your boyfriend are naked and have way too much sex in this film, especially in the first half where for a while you think you’re watching a pornographic movie. However, as the plot thickens and the romance comes to an end the movie turns into an amazing film about post-war Germany, the Holocaust and how life changing decisions were made.
This movie is extremely powerful and was quite shocking. It is one of those movies where you question what each of the people in the film did and if they did the right thing or made terrible choices in their lives. Especially, for Kate Winslet’s character when you step back to think about how young she was in her role during the War.
You definitely have to get past the sex in the first part to enjoy this movie, but if you can make it through and put their relationship in context of the characters ages and what their life experiences were, then this film is incredible.
It’s very moving and has plenty of twists and surprises to keep your interest. We thought it was a great flick with a very strong message about moral decisions.
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Becky – **** Don’t Miss It
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