• Sophie and the Rising Sun (2017)

Sophie and the Rising Sun

Release Date: January 27th, 2017

R |1 hr 56 min

Plot Summary

Sophie, a girl from small-town South Carolina, falls in love with a Japanese gardener in 1941. A wave of misguided patriotism and xenophobia sweeps their community after Pearl Harbor, leaving Sophie with no choice but to risk her life for love.

Cast: Julianne Nicholson, Takashi Yamaguchi, Margo Martindale, Lorraine Toussaint, Diane Ladd, Joel Murray, David Dickson Reynolds, Kenneth Charles Graham

Director: Maggie Greenwald

Genres: Romance , Historical drama

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Serena DonadoniVillage Voice

    Greenwald and cinematographer Wolfgang Held linger on the idyllic beauty of the salt marsh and trees draped with Spanish moss, using the vivid cerulean of native blue crabs to link her characters. show more

  • 50
    Roger MooreMovie Nation

    It’s a timid, tired but a tender-hearted wartime romance that should have more edge than its subject promises. show more

  • 75
    Rex ReedObserver

    The actors are superb. The nuanced writing and direction have insight. The three-dimensional portrayals of women in the rural South during the war are praiseworthy. show more

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