Movie Review – The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas

July 2, 2010 at 8:47 am | Posted in DVD, DVD Film, Reviews | Leave a comment

All I can say is be ready with a very large box of tissues.

The movie is based on a novel written by John Boyne.  Bruno is an 8-year old German boy whose father is an officer in the German Army. He ends up moving from Berlin to a remote area when his father gets a promotion.  His father  is now the kommandant of a Nazi prison camp.

One day Bruno discovers what he thinks is a farm with farmers that wear very funny clothing (striped pyjamas).  He goes to investigate the farm and soon becomes friends with a little boy named Shmuel.

The film pulls at the old heart strings and is well worth watching. It shows the way that the Jews were treated by the Germans. It showed how an 8 year old boy viewed the situation, which was totally different than an adults view. The only thing that I did not like about the film is that all the actors had British or American accents – when they were supposed to be Germans.

During the film you can see the huge differences in lifestyles of both the boys.  The way they live, dress, sleep, and the way that they are treated. I will not tell you anymore – because I don’t want to ruin the movie.

Reviewed by Shona

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