Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Sophie's Choice

The other week I watched Sophie's Choice. I didn't like it. It's cornball melodrama, romanticizing holocaust survivors and the mentally ill.

The story is told from the perspective of Stingo who moves to New York to become a writer, and he befriends the eccentric couple Sophie and Nathan. Nathan is manic and violent and Sophie is effusive and mysterious. Both of them kinda bugged the shit out of me, but Stingo was entranced. Sophie's Choice explores the tumultuous relationship between the couple, uncovering each's secret and dark past.

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