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Sophie's Choice Movie Review Summary

Actors: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol

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Sophie (Streep), a Polish-born survivor of the Nazi death camps, has survived to land in postwar New York but is burdened by guilt that makes her life a walking death. He one reason for living is Nathan (Kline), a charming but delusional and probably bi-polar American Jew who is obsessed by the Holocaust. They befriend Stingo, a young writer newly arrived in the city and the narrator of the tale. Her ghosts and his mental obsessions threaten to destroy them while Stingo watches helplessly. Streep begged for this role on her hands and knees, learned German and mastered a Polish accent, and the labor paid off in a Best Actress Oscar for this intense 1982 performance. The film is a bit long at 150 minutes and wanders somewhat, but is thoroughly memorable nonetheless.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Struggle with    -   conduct in war War impact on civilians/veterans    -   Yes Kind of conflict:    -   holocaust

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Eastern European Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Germany City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Misc setting    -   prison    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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