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Movie Preview: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

OK, yes, the sight of this photo immediately makes me sad, but the trailer itself for The Boy in the Striped Pajamas looks like it tells a poignant story from a place of innocence. This, of course, probably makes it both sweet and utterly heartbreaking. The story takes place during World War II and is seen through the eyes of little Bruno, "the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences."

The reviews for the film are largely positive, and the fact that there's apparently a "brutal final punch of a twist" has me completely intrigued. Though the trailer leaves me with a sense of dread, I'm curious to see this when it opens this weekend in limited release. To see the trailer for yourself,


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johnsonkm20 johnsonkm20 8 years
After watching the trailer, all my boyfriend could say was, "Couldn't they have thought up a better movie title?" Luckily, it was dark so he couldn't see me role my eyes.
magalaya magalaya 8 years
I watched the preview for this a little while ago...I think it's too sad for me to watch though, I'm a big crier when it comes to movies. I heard the book was good, perhaps I'll read the book instead.
Tennant_Love Tennant_Love 8 years
I've read the book which is very beautiful & moving but I could not watch the film as it may actually break my heart. I would recommend the book instead.
Nitachequita Nitachequita 8 years
Just saw a sneak preview last night. It was very well done and nice to see the perspective from the German side (i.e., not all German's were evil then). A couple of eye-rolling, let's go for the Hallmark moments, but I'd recommend it. It's not really much of a twist though... you see it coming.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
The fresh perspective through the eyes of a young boy makes this appealing to me. Looking forward to seeing this one. Thanks, Buzz.
fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
I had to put a moretoreum on depressing movies. This looks good though.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i've heard a lot about this movie, and i think that it's ab out time that it's made it's way to the US. i think that although i can respect the wish to make another movie about this time period, i'm not sure that there's as much of an appreciation for it any more. i think that knowing that it's coming from a new perspective than previous films will make it a bit more appealing, and i can't wait to see more from it. i like moving pieces, and this one has a sad story to it, but that doesn't make it any less powerful.
pequeña pequeña 8 years
It already premiered here in Europe and I didn't like it. It felt like "deja vu", another Holocaust story. It's sad, of course, a tear-jerker, but I was waiting for something I little more deep that could add something new to the subject. I haven't read the book but after watching the movie I'm really not interested.
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