Note: Originally written in October 2014
It's strange how things work in life. Right next to the most beautiful relations are tragic circumstances. For Sophie (played by Meryl Streep, whose ravaging beauty and stellar acting chops play an amazing duel in this flick), every man she comes across falls for her but cannot give her the life she needs; For Stingo, the young writer, friends with Sophie and her lover, and secretly, in love with Sophie, it is a perpetual debacle between his love for Sophie and his gratefulness for the friendship the three share; and For Nathan, it is a constant struggle to keep his paranoid schizoprenia away from his ever-loving radiant personality. Peter McNicol and Kevin Kline brilliantly anchor Meryl Streep's performance with subtle acting right up her alley. "Sophie's Choice" is a tragic but beautiful film.
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Call me by your name
If paths were to align, there is passion and love, a hurried cascade of affection for the other one
A Quiet Place
What deserves dwelling upon is how the film works as a Rube Goldberg machine, a wonderful contraption