4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Great film overall,
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This review is from: The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas [DVD] (DVD)
Today i watched The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas. Initially i didn't think it was going to be great, within the first few moments i thought 'Hmm, they speak English'. This might seem like i'm picking at it, but to me i didn't think i could truly get into the film without some level of authenticity in the accents or language, i was wrong though. Soon after that initial thought i got tangled into the story, a story essentially based around the friendship of two children but with elements of family, love and obstacles.
I would recommend watching it, highly. If you have children, maybe watch it yourself first and let them after, be prepared for questions. I think its a really important film and one which younger people can learn from.
By no means is it perfect, but its a film which i feel tackes its subject in a good way, with emotion and exploration, and for me it certainly made me think about that time in history again. Also, it made me cry, maybe not what everyone likes in a film, but certainly something i see as a sign of a film well made.