Saturday, June 14, 2014

The Book Thief - review


This story follows a little girl "Liesel" given up for adoption during the start of the Holocaust and the Germanies desire to burn books considered outside propoganda. Her adopted family takes in a Jew who they've known for many years hiding him in their home. The little girl bonds with him and steals books to read to him. There are many story lines in the film but that kind of sums it up. Narrated by death we wonder the whole time will she die or will she live. I like that it wasn't a Holocaust movie. Not that I dislike Holocaust movies I just thought it was another one. It is more about the little girl "Liesel" and her relationships with the other characters in the story. She effects all of them in different ways and overcomes such a sad beginning. It didn't get a lot of press in my eyes but it was a good film. It's a sad film and if you are in the mood for something more dramatic it's worth the rent.

3 1/2 stars

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