“Based on the beloved international bestselling book, The Book Thief tells the story of an extraordinary, spirited young girl sent to live with a foster family in WWII Germany. Intrigued by the only book she brought with her, she begins collecting books as she finds them. With the help of her new parents and a secret guest under the stairs, she learns to read and creates a magical world that inspires them all.”
I really enjoyed watching the movie The Book Thief. I have heard of the book but have not read the book that the movie is based on. It has been added to my list now.
There were a lot of things that I really loved about The Book Thief. First of all, I think that the acting in this movie was superb. There were not a lot of ‘big names’ in this film. The most recognizable person in this movie was Geoffrey Rush as Hans. The star of this movie though was newcomer Sophie Nelisse as Liesel, the main character of the film. She was sospunky but sincere in her role. I also loved that the movie was narrated by Death (just like the book). It was sort of morbid but it was an interesting twist to the storytelling. The musical score is also done by the legendary John Williams (whom I love). His music definitely adds emotion to the movie.
There were moments of this film that were difficult to watch. The main setting of this movie is in Nazi Germany during World War 2. There were shocking and very sad moments. It still amazes me how horribly people were treated. The movie deserves its PG-13 rating for some of these intense scenes.
I really enjoyed The Book Thief and recommend it!