The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2009)

Penny

My co-worker did not like this film because he could not get past the English accents coming out of people who were supposed to be German. Not just the accents, but they acted more English than German (taking tea at midday, etc.) I, on the other hand, am more relaxed about such things (in general).

Like The Reader, while the movie is set during the Holocaust (and naturally something as huge as that tends to become a character whether you want it to or not), it is about more than the horrors of that time. This movie examines familial relationships, (mis)perceptions and friendship. The two young boys in this movie are quite good. I did not feel emotionally manipulated by this movie, either.

If you can get past the accents, see this film.

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