Written November 16, 2011
Wow, this is a portion of history of which I was totally unaware. This is a great film. I literally sobbed at one point. Definitely for adults only, due to the subject matter. Kristen Scott Thomas is a tremendous actress and deserves an Oscar for best actor. I also believe this should win for best film.
Written November 14, 2011
The movie was as wonderful as the book. It really brought the book to life. I felt it was beautifully cast. It caught the horror of the situation and the need to solve the riddle of Sarah.
This is not a movie for kids But a must see for ALL teens and older.
Written November 14, 2011
I hate to say this is a "great" movie, given the heaviness of the subject itself. I will say that it was very well done. The acting was superb, the story line intense, and the filming was first class. I wasn't sure how the quality would be considering this to be a foreign film, but it did not dissapoint. It was a tear jerker to be sure and very sobering. I had previously read the book and was surprised at how closely the movie followed the story line of the book. It was probably one of the closest book-to-movie adaptions I have ever watched. I went with my boyfriend who felt that the plot kept him guessing and it was not easy to assume which way the story would go. It was again, a very sobering movie. I felt at a loss for words after leaving the show, and it prompted some constructive conversation between my boyfriend and I. I think it's the type of movie that would be of benefit to the viewer to watch at least once, but it's not really for "entertainment" purposes.
Written October 28, 2011
I read this book years ago, and I really like it. However I like these kinds of books/movies. Some people find them depressing etc. The movie followed so true to the book that I was amazed! The acting was phenomenal, I feel like the little girl who played Sarah was the characters incarnate!! The cinematography/directing/writing etc just all great, the entire movie was breathtaking!! Even though I knew the story, and knew what was going to happen it still had such an emotional impact, more than the book did in my opinion. You believed these actors and their emotions. I can't say enough good things about the girl who played Sarah, just exceptional. So if you enjoy these kinds of movies then definitely go see it!! If you are afraid it won't be as good as the book don't worry it's a very pure transition, one of the best jobs of going from book to movie I have ever seen!!
Written November 13, 2011
The story, the script, the acting, the pacing of this film were all excellent. This movie really takes you on a ride and tells a fascinating and horrifying tale. It is definitely a film worth seeing.