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Sophie's Choice (1982) Movie Information

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Drama, Romance





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Alan J. Pakula


Kevin Kline
Meryl Streep
Peter MacNicol
Greta Turken
Josh Mostel
Rita Karin





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A romance about a Nazi Concentration Camp survivor and a young man who gives her a reason to live though she has gone through a horrible time.

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Snoogans 05/05/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Fair drama that contains terrific acting. Most will praise Meryl Streep (and she deserves it), but I thought Kevin Kline and Peter MacNicol were equally great. The scenes between the three of them are what make the movie memorable. However, I was not so much interested in those scenes displaying Sophie's past. The ending is quite bittersweet and a perfect cap to the story.

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donkeyknight 05/03/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Meryl Streep's children and grandchildren will be able to watch this performance, one of the most total inhabitations of a character's skin ever, and be proud. The rest of us can just watch in amazement.

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Ichabod Crane 12/23/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Meryl Streep's performance and Sophie's personal story part of the film is incredibly good. It is incredibly emotionally effective maybe even too much with the "choice" scene, and is simply an effective storyline of an interesting character. Peter MacNicol is quite uninteresting though as is his storyline about the southern writer. Kevin Kline also hurts the main "present" storyline with his very overacted performance.

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Alex 05/30/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A solid movie though not worthy of an addition to the AFI top 100. Streep's performance is absolutely amazing. The story is good and the acting is top notch. I do think it missed that special something that could have put it into greatness.

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  Daniel Corleone
Daniel Corleone
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01/31/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Stingo (Peter MacNicol), relocates to Brooklyn and befriends Sa Polish girl named Sophie Zawistowski (Meryl Streep) and her partner Nathan Landau (Kevin Kline). Nathan reveals that something good in his research at a pharmaceutical company while Stingo is busy writing his autobiographical book. The only interesting story was Sophie’s ordeal of choosing which to give up in Auschwitz and her experience with the German family. Peter MacNicol was not engaging and Kevin Kline seems to be over the top in his portrayal though it had to represent his character. Meryl Streep just radiates and her remarkable effort which was greatly rewarded in the Academy awards. Aside from her performance and Sophie’s story, most parts were somewhat dull. Sophie’s Choice is a dismal drama that deals with fr...

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09/02/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Naturalistic Acting

The set-up between the three leads–Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol–somewhat reminded me of “The Dreamers” minus the sexual acts. “Sophie’s Choice” is more about secrets and the emotions that go along with them. Even though it’s about two and a half hours long, it managed to keep my interest because I had a feeling that there’s something more about the three characters. As the story unfolded, we find out that two of the three are not who they seem. I think the best scenes are the flashbacks in sepia, back when Streep’s character was going through the Nazi occupation. Her struggle was heartbreaking and it explains why she eventually became so vulnerable and dependent in Kline’s character. The “choice” scenes was nothing short of devastating. I think Streep deserved her Oscar win b...

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