Monday, October 4, 2010

[Movie] The Reader

From IMDb: Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.

This is from a book. A book that I read 3-4 years ago. A book that I recalled the ending to only halfway through the movie. And let me say, the second half of the movie is much more dramatic and emotional than the first. I won't reveal anything, but Kate Winslet's acting most certainly moved me to tears. Quite frankly, I never thought much of her until now. I recommend both the book and the movie, but the movie is actually good enough that you don't need the book to understand what is going on (a rarity these days).

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