‘The Reader’

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As the second movie in my Netflix queue to arrive, I saw ‘The Reader’ last night. I thought it was very good. The story for each main character were both sad and (as you’ll see why in the movie) you can’t help but somehow feel bad for Hannah, played by Kate Winslet. Throughout the movie though, I did find myself debating over whether or not I truly liked her. Her character is hard; she’s rough, not very pleasant to be around. But yet, the very few times she smiles, you like her. It’s weird. The boy, Michael, seems to remain innocent even as an adult. It’s almost as if he never really grows up and in some way, I feel as though Hannah is part to blame for that — for stealing his innocence. I would highly recommend this movie.