Sophie's ChoiceHD Closed Captioning
Alan J. Pakula
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About the Movie
Screen favorite Meryl Streep received an Academy Award® for her portrayal of Sophie Zawistowska in this penetrating drama set in post-World War II Brooklyn. Kevin Kline plays her all-consuming lover, Nathan. The story revolves around Sophie's struggle as a Polish-Catholic immigrant in the United States who had survived a Nazi concentration camp. The lovers' drama unfolds through the observations of a friend and would-be writer, Stingo (Peter MacNicol). As the trio grows closer, Stingo uncovers the hidden truths that they each harbor, resulting in “a fine, absorbing, wonderfully acted, heartbreaking movie” (Roger Ebert).
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 29
- Fresh: 22
- Rotten: 7
- Average Rating: 7.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Though it's far from a flawless movie, Sophie's Choice is a unified and deeply affecting one. Thanks in large part to Miss Streep's bravura performance, it's a film that casts a powerful, uninterrupted spell.
Rotten: Astoundingly tedious.
Fresh: So perfectly cast and well-imagined that it just takes over and happens to you. It's quite an experience.
Fresh: Literary adaptations rarely come more intelligent than this. A beautiful, haunting masterpiece from start to finish.
For those younger folks who may have wondered what all the ruckus is about Meryl Streep being the greatest living actress - here is the performance of a lifetime. Classic. Heartbreaking. Unforgettable.