Sophie's a star
- Sophie's Choice review by Swambi
Well filmed, although the cinematography is not up to modern standards. Meryl Streep turns in a stunning performance, and is utterly believable. It would be worth watching just for this. The flash-backs to the war are cleverly filmed, and very credible - but it's a sad story.
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Controversial study of personal grief of from the Shoah: like marmite but I loved it.
- Sophie's Choice review by tm
"The mass murder of European Jews and other groups by the Nazis during World War II" is one definition of the Shoah. Though there are many detractors who disagree with many aspects of this telling of the fictional sufferings of a Catholic Pole; no spoiler.
there is no denying that such things (as depicted here) may have happened or that such people will have suffered in this way but the naysayers say that to depict it so, suggests that the many are slighted by concentrating on the few.
but to me a film is a work of art and should be judged on its own merits; and this one has so many.
it is brilliantly realised, good script, good acting and compelling structure.
a moving and challenging piece which is easy watching, enjoyable in a painful sort of way and which should make you think.
what more can you ask of a film?
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