Sophie's Choice [Collector's Edition] [2 Discs] [Blu-ray] [1982]

  • SKU: 24235294
  • Release Date: 04/29/2014
  • Rating: R
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Special Features

  • New rountable conversation with Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline
  • Audio Commentary with Director Alan J. Pakula
  • Theatrical trailer


Sophie's Choice
The year is 1947. Aspiring southern author Stingo (Peter MacNichol) heads to New York to seek his fortune. Moving into a dingy Brooklyn boarding house, Stingo strikes up a friendship with research chemist Nathan Landau (Kevin Kline) and Nathan's girlfriend, Polish refugee Sophie Zawistowska (Oscar-winner Meryl Streep). There is something unsettling about the relationship; Nathan is subject to violent mood swings, while Sophie seems to be harboring a horrible secret. Stingo soons learns that both Nathan and Sophie are strangers to truth; the audience is likewise led down several garden paths by a series of sepia-toned flashbacks, depicting Sophie's ordeal in a wartime concentration camp. The scene in which we discover the facts behind Sophie's "choice" is a gut-wrenching one; it might have been even more powerful had not the film taken so long to get there. It is betraying nothing to reveal that the character of Stingo is the alter ego of William Styron, upon whose best-selling novel the film was based. The film is rated R, due in great part to a disposable scene wherein Stingo tries to put the make on a "liberated" female intellectual. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Meryl Streep
    Meryl Streep - Sophie Zawistowska
  • Kevin Kline
    Kevin Kline - Nathan Landau
  • Peter MacNicol
    Peter MacNicol - Stingo
  • Rita Karin
    Rita Karin - Yetta Zimmerman
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    Stephen D. Newman - Larry

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    The plot was good but sad, the acting was good and I would recommend this movie to a friend.

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