I wanted to throw down my two cents for The Reader. I watched the movie last night while knitting socks. It was mesmerizing and I often just stopped knitting and watched the movie in a sort of quiet yet engaged state of mind.
I thought the story was moving and haunting. The subject matter was thick and thought provoking. Kate Winslet (Hanna) and Ralph Fiennes (Michael) did a remarkable job with the acting. As well as David Kross who plays the younger Michael who gets caught up in an affair with an older women one summer post WWII 1958.
The story has everything to do with the effects of an evil regime and it's lasting effects on it's victims and I am not just talking about those murdered and those who survived. I am talking about those that were are part of it and the emotional scars the carried and prisoners that they took along the way in the years after the war.
The movie flashes from different time points in time from 1958 to more current times. It is really well done and it unfolds perfectly. The story of Hanna and Michael is told in a very emotional and dramatic way.
The movie is adult-themed with a very high content of nudity and sexual content. I could give the plot summary but you really have to see it (or read) it to get it it is much deeper than a plot summary could imply. Hours after watching the show I am still thinking about the movie.
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