posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 02:49 AM
I see Netflix mentioned a lot here and I am always looking for good documentaries, movies, and shows to watch so I figured others might be looking for
the same thing.
I wanted to start a thread for those of us who have Netflix to suggest good movies, docs, and shows we have seen to other members by reviewing them
here. Maybe throw some Hulu into the mix as well. Pick your poison as it were.
This idea struck me tonight after I watched (for the second time in as many days) The Boy In The Striped Pajamas. I watched it yesterday by myself and
again tonight with my husband and it didn't bother me at all to see it twice that close together because it was so good.
The movie is based on a boy whose father received a promotion through the military to oversee a Holocaust "work" Camp. He and his family then need
to pack up and move from their home to this new home where the little boy spots a farm "with people who wear their pajamas all day" from his bedroom
_ He is not fully aware of the war, what his father is really doing, or how he should feel (in that era) towards jews.
He finally manages to escape his mother's watchful eye to wander through the woods in his back yard. This is where is spots another little boy
"wearing striped pajamas" sitting on the opposite side of an electric fence. After watching for a few seconds, he walks up and befriends the little
boy through the fence. They have many visits together where they discuss a lot of adult issues, with childlike understanding.
Nobody has told these two boys that they should not be friends at this point. A lot of realizations occur during the movie, stances are taken and some
opinions are swayed. It is very moving to see this story told between these two boys... through the eyes of innocence.
I highly recommend it. Really. It is touching and will leave you feeling more than one way when it ends. I wouldn't have an issue watching it again
right now and few movies are that good. It is disturbing and touching at the same time.
Please leave another review below mine as I am always searching for something wonderful to watch. And if you watch this film, let me know what you
thought about it.