Monday, March 26, 2012

Two Line Reviews - #371

Movie: Sophie's Choice(1982)

Plot: A Polish PoW survives the Nazi attack and recovers her health under the passionate eye of her American biologist beau. The couple befriend a writer from the South who joins their apartment. After she gets tormented by her beau's schizophrenic quest on knowing how she survived the camps, the friend turns protector and she reveals to him,how a choice she made at the prisoner's camp let her survive.

What works? The film is centered around the character Sophie and who better than Meryl Streep to essay the role to perfection.
  • Her broken english, her jolly bustling love affair with Nathan viewed from the eyes of Stingo bring about a pleasant feeling.
  • Scene at the bridge where Nathan toasts for Stingo's unfinished work is proof for how a good choice on location,camera,music and conversation can create magic on screen.
  • Meryl Streep's transformation, pain and ironic guilt at her Auschwitz camp send a shock down your spine.
A Poetic make on a holocaust survivor!