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R| 2 hr. 37 min.

Plot Summary
Stingo (Peter MacNicol), a young writer, moves to Brooklyn in 1947 to begin work on his first novel. As he becomes friendly with Sophie (Meryl Streep) and her lover Nathan (Kevin Kline), he learns that Sophie is a Holocaust survivor. Flashbacks reveal her harrowing story, from pre-war prosperity to Auschwitz. In the present, Sophie and Nathan's relationship increasingly unravels as Stingo grows closer to Sophie and Nathan's fragile mental state becomes ever more apparent.

Cast: Meryl Streep , Kevin Kline , Peter MacNicol , Josef Sommer , Rita Karin , Stephen D. Newman , Greta Turken , Josh Mostel

Director: Alan J. Pakula

Genres: Drama

Sophie's Choice (1982)

Release Date: December 8th, 1982|2 hr. 37 min.

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  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Sophie's Choice is a fine, absorbing, wonderfully acted, heartbreaking movie. show more

  • 75
    TV Guide

    Competently directed by Pakula and featuring gorgeous cinematography by Almendros, Sophie's Choice is an overlong, fairly schlocky film that takes itself very seriously. show more

  • 75
    Boston Globe

    Alan Pakula's literal adaptation of William Styron's Sophie's Choice is an admirable, if reverential, movie that crams this triangle into a 2 1/2 -hour character study enriched by Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline, and nearly destroyed by Peter MacNicol. [21 Jan 1983] show more

  • October 15, 2011 tomatobob
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    hauntingly power performances and themes! I recommend this movie very hightly. It is a heavy theme but well worth the view! A+++ movie! So beautifully acted by the 3 main players.

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