This is the story of a spirited and courageous young girl named Liesel, who transforms the lives of everyone around her when she is sent to live with a foster family in World War II Germany. For Liesel, the power of words and of imagination becomes a means of escape - and even joy - from the tumultuous events enveloping her and everyone she knows and loves.
Posted Dec 7, 2013 @ 9:36 AM
Posted Dec 7, 2013 @ 7:27 PM
This is a fine movie, and made me want to read the book. Geoffrey Rush is fabulous as usual, and I loved what Emily Watson does with her role. The little girl is outstanding as well. I don't know if I've seen other movies set in Germany during WWII not based around Jewish people.
Posted Jan 10, 2014 @ 12:20 PM
This was a FANTASTIC movie! Have not read the book, so take that in to consideration when reading this. I am not comparing to the book, simply viewing the movie as a stand-alone.
All of it amazing, incredibly well done. It's a very complex story, about a complex time in history...and I think they did quite a good job capturing all of it. My husband (a history teacher, prone to being critical of historical writings & movies) and I both loved it.
I read the reviewer comments (50 negative/50 positive) on Rotten Tomatoes, and disagree with most of the negative ones. I just didn't see what they saw.
The reviews from non-critics were VERY favorable.
Four thumbs up!!!