Ootastic: PCOS in pictures

June 25, 2016

30 Film Females: The Reader (2008)

Filed under: 30 Film Females, books — ootastic @ 9:54 pm

I was treated to a rare lie-in this morning as my three year old son happily stayed in bed reading his Mr Men book.  In the current stormy weather – both climatic and politic – I appreciate more than ever the benefits of a good book (and publicly funded libraries).  The ever excellent Kate Winslet finally won an Oscar for her role in The Reader as the former concentration camp guard whose burgeoning literacy leads to the discovery of truth and acceptance.  I don’t feel qualified to comment on the greater themes of the film, but am happy to endorse a love of books and the emotions – whether escapism, empathy or even disgust – they invoke.  So…what are you reading?

Honourable mentions for 2008: Keira Knightley navigating the double standards of 18th century aristocracy as The Duchess.  Also, Meryl Streep, Julie Walters and Christine Baranski joyfully shaking their middle-aged booties in Mamma Mia!

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  1. […] “The Reader” […]

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