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Plot: A 16-year-old American girl with an apathetic view towards her Jewish family history finds herself pulled through time into 1941 to a small Polish village where the Nazi have just began their genocidal propaganda.
Runtime: 95 mins Release Date: 28 Mar 1999
Kirsten Dunst proves her amazing talent once again! (by Amanda73)
I thought this movie was wonderful. Kirsten Dunst was awesome as Hannah Stern. I really believed that everything was happening to her. She is a very gifted and talented actress and made this beautiful and moving book come to life.
This movie finds a way to tell about a tragedy to young generation (by CDavisConvTTU)
I believe that this movie was well acted as well as well thought out. The Question really is;"How do I tell young people about this terrible tragedy without being to graphic and still holding their attention. I think that the movie answered that question admirably. Kirsten Dunst is a great actress that showed her ability to tell a serious story with a sense of lightheartedness. Let's not forgot Brittany Murphy. She is a highly underrated actress who just barely broke the surface of what she can do in this movie. overall, if your looking to tell/show a group of preteen/teens the story <more>
of the holocaust without the brutality then this is the ONLY movie to show them.
What ignorant idiot wrote the previous comment?! (by Sharib1014)
As one of the aforementioned "kicked around Jews" I take sincere offense to the ignorant and unnecessary comments. There are many other cultures who embrace their history, African Americans, Irish, Italians, Greeks, Somalians etc, all whom have had a tainted past filled with atrocities befallen by other cultures. Should the Jews not be begrudged their past simply because its been "done before"? How about the many Jesus movies that I've had to sit through?... the Robe, Jesus of Nazareth... the Passion of the Christ, for Pete's sake, where once again, Jews are <more>
demonized and another wave of stereotypes must be knocked down; a new generation of ignorant people who also probably believe Jews have horns we don't , killed Jesus we didn't, check your history or worse, are the all encompassing "stereotypical Jew" with our money, our fame, our power, our jewelery, our incredible banking/jewelery making/doctoring/lawyering skills. Sorry if we're an intelligent society that focuses on education. Sorry we were forced to take up these trades BY CHRISTIANS in the 1400's or face death. Sorry we CREATED the basis of your religion and you stole many of our customs. To write that another "Jewish Holocaust" movie is trite and wasteful, only shows just how lacking in intelligence most of this country is. Yes, 11 million died, 5 million of them made up of Gypsys, Poles, Political Prisoners, Handicapped, Gay, and the other 'outsiders' were massacred, this I will not dispute. However, to trivialize the plight of our Six Million martyrs, a million and a half being innocent children, to say "enough of it", is a slap in the face of history. As a teenager I journeyed to those camps shown in The Devils Arithmatic. I heard the stories of the survivors like Aunt Ava, I saw with my own eyes evil at its finest. I saw and touched the 7 TON VAT OF HUMAN ASHES left in Maidjanek for the wind to spread to the four corners of the world. This movie is the first one I have ever seen and believe me, I have seen a lot to do any sort of justice for the plight of our martyrs. This movie joins the ranks of Sophies Choice, Schindlers List, and Life is Beautiful, that truly shows what the Holocaust did to our people and the world. So please, to the general public, disregard the previous comments made purely based on ignorance. It's not the authors fault, it's society's for letting people have that notion and allowing them to continue on breeding ignorant people. Rent this movie, watch it if you can. It is graphic and heart ripping, it is a movie EVERY teen should see so that they can relay the message of Never Again, because next time it may not be The Jews, it could be any culture. Next time it could be yours.
Emotionally Powerful and Excellent Education (by Corky2)
While obviously this isn't a perfect education of the horrors of the Holocaust, it's not meant to be. This movie was based on a Young Adults' book, and it's transformed into a Young Adults' movie. It's not supposed to be a perfectly accurate portrayal, and it's not meant for historians or anything. But it is a touching film and excellent education for people to understand what it was like then. There are many powerful moments in the movie. A particularly impressive part, to me, was when Kirsten Dunst's character points to the number branded on her arm, and <more>
cries, "I wanted one of these!" referring to a tattoo. I think the highlight, however, was Brittany Murphy's incredible part. She was virtually unrecognizable, and her acting was superb. She literally threw herself into the part, and she shines. She truly is one of the greatest things about this movie.
A unique view for a Holocast movie and a good introduction for children, many who probably have read the book at school ---- they probably will not mind watching it if Kirsten Dunst and Brittney Murphy are in it. Good location work, excellent acting and no glossing over what happened in the camps --- a bit scary for the younger set but a good introduction to films of a more mature theme such as Schindlers List et al.
Very emotional, but too short ending (by chilipeber)
I think it is a really good movie, though the ending was a bit too short and too fast, I would have liked them to spin some more drama and emotions on the fact, that Hannah had the experience she had in regards to Aunt Eva. I was a little disappointed by that. Like the feeling of something not ended. Too bad: , but otherwise a really good movie for people who like the more thoughtfully, slow and emotional movies. I really like the way Kirsten plays the role of Hannah. I'm not really familiar with her acting besides Spiderman, so it was nice to see her in another kind of role. I will <more>
definitely consider to read the novel, which the movie is based on. I'm sure it must be worth reading.
I'm quite amazed at the negative comments I see here (by rcs8)
The point of this film was not as much to be "great art" as it was to educate people about the Holocaust. In that sense, I think that many posters here are unfairly blasting it, holding it up to some high artistic standard. Believe it or not, there are many in this world, especially younger people, who have not clue one about the atrocities committed against the Jewish people. This film would be an excellent introduction along with other films such as Diary of Anne Frank for young people into this very real and recent historical nightmare. To read comments here about how bad the <more>
German accents were and how the Germans deserve better than this, lead me to suspect the sincerity of those posting them.
If you have the chance to watch the movie or read the book, I highly recommend that you do so. Both are extremely moving and touching works of art that should be respected, no matter what the subject matter is. People need to be educated on what happened and not just brush it aside like any other event in history. When I watched it the first time, I had to stop it and come back to it later in the day because it was so intense. Once you get into it, you can really connect with the characters and it's almost like you feel what they felt.Every time I watch this movie or read the book, I cry <more>
without fail. That is what makes it an excellent piece of art.
Good idea for a basic intro, but failed to capture the sheer horror (by drjackshulman)
The film was a fundamentally good idea. It, however, failed to capture the sheer horror of the Holocaust. Perhaps because its target audience is young persons, we are spared much of the pure violence of men, women and children being executed at the very villages they were being grabbed up from, half of them not even made it to the trains, the site of the piles of gold teeth, glasses, clothing, shoes, at the vast numbers in the camps, at the horror of a sheer gray gown torn and tattered to wear, being forced to strip men and women and be laughed at and abused by the butt of a gun, the men, <more>
women and children being ordered to spit on the Torah and tear it up or they'd be executed, and at the cramming of four times the maximum number of people into a cattle car, to be hours and days on the rails... the tiny little rat eaten bunks, the muddy floors and the 'no makeup' sickly look of the camp inmates, struggling just to survive, no time to reminisce or socialize. The rape, the murder ongoing, random castration or killings for fun by the SS. The psychological games played by the camp guards to torture the minds of the inmates.These are all omissions that represent only touching the surface of the heavy deep waters of the Holocaust 'experience' that this film does not quite address. It's about tears and terror, true, but it could have gone a lot deeper into the horror.I give it an 8 for effort and hope. And for the transition of a young girl opening the door for the Prophet Elijah, to awaken in Nazi Germany as if a reminder of how grateful she might be to God for having not been forced to endure the cruelty of the Eugenics Master Race ideologies of certain financial Americans and their Nazi Germany partners, among them Paul Josef Goebbels and Adolf Hitler. The REALITY of the Holocaust was far, far worse than this movie tells.