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Movie night: Boy in the Striped Pajamas

If you have never seen this movie, Boy in the Striped Pajamas, I highly recommend it, and give it a 10 out of 10. SPOILER ALERT: I will give details of this movie that will reveal events to come and you should read this later if you want to stay in suspense. Starting now.

I sat there in our gameroom for a few minutes afterward watching this film, thinking about the little boy in the striped pajamas, and how his dad tried to protect him by not telling him what likely happened to his grandparents when they first arrived at the camp and "got sick and were sent to the hospital but never returned." While the whole history of the matter is utterly deplorable, despicable, and makes me sick to my stomach, I thought the movie was very well done and it portrayed the extreme contrasts of the two lifestyles in a way that could attempt to show how this Nazi mindset came to be. The character of the older Jewish man who was a doctor just broke my heart. My heart goes out to every single one of those wonderful human beings who were treated so .....I just cannot even think of a word evil enough to describe how I'm feeling over it. Each of the actors did an incredible job of conveying emotion. Awful story, but an amazing movie.

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Lynette M. said…
I watched this movie alone in room and was so glad I did because I cried all night long! My heart broke for the mother. Ahhh! That was such a thought provoking movie!
Happy The Man said…
Thank you for this recommendation! I just added it and put it at the top of my blockbuster queue. Sounds like exactly the kind of movie that I love.

I will return the favor and recommend a movie to you that is 10/10. "Something the Lord made". It was a "made for TV" movie in 2004, but don't let that stop you from seeing it. It is a fabulous movie that I would venture will be equal to this one that you've recommended.
Kelly said…
Thanks, Greg. I'll add that TV movie to my queue and appreciate your recommendation also.
Kelly said…
Lynette, I agree about the mother. I did the same thing, watched it by myself a couple weeks ago and kept telling my family that they should see it, but none of them did. Their loss.
jennie w. said…
Darren brought this home a couple of months ago but I just couldn't psyche myself up to watch it. I hate going into a movie knowing it's going to make me cry.
Callisto said…
Yeah, this is a great movie. I bawled and bawled at the ending. I just couldn't stop crying! It was so good. I love movies that make you think.

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