Movies for a Rainy Day

The Good, the Bad, and the So-Bad-They're-Good.

The Reader

My wife and I just watched “The Reader” starring Kate Winslet and to a lesser extent, Ralph Fiennes. This has to be one of the most beautiful, tragic, heart-wrenching films I have ever seen. It is a story about a 15 year old boy who has a summer affair with an older woman. This takes place in 1950’s Germany. It goes through the boy’s life as he goes to law school and up to his adult life in 1995. If you have not seen this movie, you need to.

I know I really haven’t said much about the detail of the film, but I think if you go into it knowing little, you will love it all the more. I will say that if you can’t handle a two hour movie that doesn’t have explosions or any real comedy moments, this is not for you. If you enjoy genuine emotional content with a realistic storyline, you will love this.


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2 thoughts on “The Reader

  1. Vicki Cannon on said:

    I have seen this movie, you’re so right. It is a beautiful, tragic love story. Realistically poignant. Kate Winslet does a magnificent job in portraying a woman’s feelings and desires. Her stoicism is incredible throughout the entire trial process. Amazing movie!

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