When young writer Stingo (Peter MacNicol) moves to Brooklyn in 1947 to begin work on his first novel, nothing prepares him for the life-changing emotional journey ahead. Forging a friendship with Polish refugee Sophie Zawistowska (Meryl Streep in an Academy Award® winning performance) and her moody lover Nathan Landau (Academy Award® winner Kevin Kline, A Fish Called Wanda), the trio enjoy each others’ company over Summer time. But Stingo soon discovers a dark secret behind Sophie’s smile. Learning of her Holocaust survival and the scars of her past, Stingo is intensely drawn to Sophie and all that she represents. Based on William Styron's acclaimed novel and directed by award winning filmmaker Alan J. Pakula (All The President's Men) Sophie's Choice is a haunting journey of self-discovery and reflection, where memories and romance gives perspective to the past.
Sophies Choice Reviews
“The way Streep inhabits Sophie, and brings her history to life whether she's explicitly talking about the past or carrying herself across the room with wounded grace, can't help but make parts of the rest of the film seem smaller by comparison.” – The Dissolve
“So perfectly cast and well-imagined that it just takes over and happens to you. It's quite an experience.” – Chicago Sun-Times
“Literary adaptations rarely come more intelligent than this. A beautiful, haunting masterpiece from start to finish.” – Film4