1982 ****1/2 150 mins.

Most people know what the titular "choice" is, long before seeing this film. Don't let that dissuade you from watching this incredibly crafted masterpiece, though. Yes, it's long, but the characters are so wonderfully portrayed, that you want to spend the time with them. The film has plenty of lighthearted moments to balance out the darkness. The film does drift into some pretty dark territory as the truth behind Sophie's past unfolds for us. This is a must for all serious film buffs.
Original theatrical aspect raito: 1.85:1. Rated R.

Meryl Streep + Kevin Kline + Peter MacNicol

Screenplay by
Alan J. Pakula

Based on the Novel by
William Styron

Directed by
Alan J. Pakula


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