Dad of Divas' Reviews: Blu-ray Review - The Book Thief

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Blu-ray Review - The Book Thief

The Book Thief
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About the Movie
Based on the beloved best-selling book comes an “extremely moving” (Leonard Maltin, Indiewire) story of a girl who transforms the lives of those around her during World War II, Germany. When her mother can no longer care for her, Liesel (Sophie NĂ©lisse) is adopted by a German couple (OSCAR® Winner Geoffrey Rush* and OSCAR® Nominee Emily Watson**). Although she arrives illiterate, Liesel is encouraged to learn to read by her adoptive father. When the couple then takes in Max (Ben Schnetzer), a Jew hiding from Hitler’s army, Liesel befriends him. Ultimately, words and imagination provide the friends with an escape from the events unfolding around them in this extraordinary, acclaimed film directed by Brian Percival (Downton Abbey).

My Take on the Movie
This was an amazing movie. Not only in acting, but the cinematography was breath-taking and seeing that I had read the book I had high expectations of the movie itself. The movie shares a powerful story that surrounds the holocaust. You get to see what happens to one family and the concentration camps are examined. In the end the movie has a strong message of love. The movie did do a good job at giving the book justice. Even though there were pieces that were missing from the movie, I felt that all who were a part of making this movie captured the most relevant parts which was most important. In this movie you will get amazing lighting, writing and so much more.

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