Lent: Part 17

Sophie’s Choice (1982) – I felt like watching something depressing, and I hadn’t watched anything about the Holocaust or World War 2 yet, so hey, Sophie’s Choice, why not. Knowing full well going into it what the titular choice is about, it can be frustrating that the movie waits until almost the very end to tell you what the actual choice was. Try to let that anticipation go, forget for a moment that Sophie’s Choice has become a cultural shorthand for a horrific choice between two equally terrible things, and enjoy a sad movie about an immigrant woman after the war.

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