Woman in Gold | ★★★★★★★★★☆

I really enjoyed this movie about Maria Altmann (played by Helen Mirren), an elderly Jewish woman who tried to reclaim family paintings that were seized by the Nazis. Sixty years after fleeing Vienna, Maria enlists the help of a lawyer (played by Ryan Reynolds) and returns to Austria to retrieve 'The Woman in Gold', a famous and valuable portrait of Maria's beloved Aunt Adele. In her quest for justice she encounters many difficulties.

The movie spoke to me on many levels. I loved the flashbacks to Maria's youth in Vienna. The images of her close knit and loving family were very moving. I enjoyed seeing her lawyers journey of change as he reconnected with his Austrian roots. The movie had strong messages of love, healing and persistence. I thought it to be an inspiring story.

I loved the movie and, on a scale of ten, give it ★★★★★★★★★☆.

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  1. Bob, I loved this movie and I made a point of going to the Neuve Gallery in New York and I saw the painting in person!!!

  2. One of my all time favorites. Have seen it twice and would do it again in a flash. Wonderful true story, and wonderful acting from all. Would love to see that painting in person like Debby.

    1. Me too Wanda. It looked so rare, unusual and beautiful in the movie.


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