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Sophie and the Rising Sun

Sophie and the Rising Sun is a movie starring Julianne Nicholson, Takashi Yamaguchi, and Margo Martindale. Autumn of 1941 in Salty Creek, a fishing village in South Carolina, two interracial lovers are swept up in the tides of...

Other Titles
Sophie és a felkelő nap, Sophie si rasaritul, Sophie i wschodzące słońce, Sophie ve Güneşin Doğusu
Running Time
1 hours 45 minutes
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Maggie Greenwald
Maggie Greenwald, Augusta Trobaugh
Takashi Yamaguchi, Margo Martindale, Julianne Nicholson, Diane Ladd
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Set in the autumn of 1941 in Salty Creek, a fishing village in South Carolina, the film tells the dramatic story of interracial lovers swept up in the tides of history. As World War II rages in Europe a wounded stranger, Mr. Ohta, appears in the town under mysterious circumstances. Sophie, a native of Salty Creek, quickly becomes transfixed by Mr. Ohta and a friendship born of their mutual love of art blossoms into a delicate and forbidden courtship. As their secret relationship evolves the war escalates tragically. When Pearl Harbor is bombed, a surge of misguided patriotism, bigotry and violence sweeps through the town, threatening Mr. Ohta's life. A trio of women, each with her own secrets - Sophie, along with the town matriarch and her housekeeper - rejects law and propriety, risking their lives with their actions.

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Jean Meyer

Some of the comments I've read here are the same that I read in The New Yorker, so I'll add a few words of my own. The movie focuses on an English woman who works in a newspaper, and is approached by a man (played by Alan Rickman, who I think is one of the most underrated actors in Hollywood today) who asks her to make a story about him. I've heard that most of the film is based on an actual incident that happened in 1994, and that the director, Amy Heckerling, is a survivor of the attack. The woman tells her story, but it's not one you'll likely hear told at a screening of the film, which is a big plus. In fact, in one scene, she talks about what happened in real time, but that's another reason to see this film. The film is also about the transition from modern life to more primitive ways of thinking, so some of the sequences are disturbing and you'll probably want to turn the sound down. But it's well worth it. It's a very personal story, and I hope that more people will see it.

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Douglas O.

I have read a lot of negative reviews and other reviewers have said this movie is horrible, I have to disagree with them. It is a good movie and you should see it. This movie is a true story, I just read a review that said that it was unrealistic, I think they are right, it's a movie that is based on a true story. The movie is a great story, it is a true story and the story is about a little girl named Sophie. Sophie is a little girl who has an extraordinary ability, and this ability is named Sophie. Sophie is really good at anything she does, and she really helps other people in the film. I recommend this movie to anyone who likes a story about a girl who has a really amazing talent and how her talent has brought the people she's been helping in the film a lot of joy, and I think that this is a good movie to watch, you should go see it. I rate it a 9/10.

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Ralph F.

While not quite as dark as the movie "Crash", "Dancing Queen" is a powerful film about bullying, and the lengths that children will go to to try to get a friend to like them. The main character, Sophie, is a shy girl who is shy, and feels very vulnerable around people. Her mom is very unsupportive, and also jealous of her. When Sophie's mother goes to the party, her daughter and her friends become the targets of bullies. Sophie is convinced that they are all the same, and that she has to do everything to be liked. This film is a perfect example of what bullying can do to a child. It may be very hard for parents to accept, but the effects of bullying can be devastating, and even lead to suicide. Although Sophie has a number of friends who are bullies, they do not mean to hurt her, they only want to make her happy. The main message of the film is that bullies do not have to be punished. This is one of the films that I have seen that truly was heart breaking and could have really helped to change a lot of people's minds about bullying.

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Robert C.

The last few years have seen some very good performances in film, the late great Willem Dafoe in The Usual Suspects, the recent All About Steve, the overrated Billy Bob Thornton in The Hurricane, and now this amazing story of a 19 year old French girl who decides to become a photographer in order to escape her abusive mother. This movie had great direction and performances. Sophie is the real star of this film and plays her role so well that she is completely believable in the role. This film is very strong on emotion, the father/mother relationship is very well played and the relationship between the boy and Sophie is very strong and poignant. The only weak point of the film is the ending. The ending feels rushed and doesn't leave any real real emotional impact. Overall, I give Sophie a 9 out of 10.

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Kathryn Cox

I just wanted to comment that the movie was brilliant. The music was amazing. I was a little worried at first because the movie was directed by the same guy who directed the musical. But it turned out that they are both great directors. I'm not going to tell you what the movie is about, because I think you have to see it for yourself. I think that you have to really watch the movie. There is no narration. It's all about the songs and the music. I was really impressed with the visual effect and the cinematography. I was a little disappointed that there wasn't any kissing in the movie. But I think that you should really watch the movie for yourself. Don't take the synopsis from the movie and try to figure out the movie. Go into it with your own preconceptions. Go into it with an open mind. It's not easy. You have to have faith in the director and the actors. I think that you will like it.

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Nicole Watkins

It is sad to see a young actor like Joely Richardson die after his turn in this movie. She was a very talented actress and the casting director did a great job casting her. I do not see why she would go to die like she did, but, hey, it's Hollywood and sometimes, that happens. I think that there is a lot of wrong with the movie. For example, the opening credits. The first half of the movie is very disturbing. It shows a girl taking a shower and showing her breasts. In the middle of the movie, she gets into the elevator and shows her breasts again. After this scene, she takes a shower and shows her breasts again. I'm not sure if she was showing her breasts as a joke or not. The camera just kept rolling and she was naked in the shower, which made me uncomfortable. I also did not like the way they used the camera in the shower. It was so awkward and too long. There were also a lot of over-acting. I think they should have used the camera a little more and less overacting. I also thought that they did not show the whole story of Sophie's mother. I think they should have shown more of her. Another thing that annoyed me was the scene at the end of the movie. I thought that it was too slow. They were probably trying to show that the young people were just trying to make it in Hollywood and they would be very successful. I think that it would have been more effective if they showed the whole story and not just the last scene. Overall, I think that this movie was very good and that Joely Richardson should have won an award for her role as Sophie. If you see this movie, I think that you will enjoy it. I give this movie a 9 out of 10.

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Daniel Washington

A movie that I will probably never see again, but for some reason it reminded me of the movie "Cloverfield". I've always been a great fan of both movies. This movie was about a group of people who are stuck in a country town and have to go on a road trip to get to a small town where their friend is. The story is great and everyone was great in it. I would recommend this movie to anyone who wants to see a good movie about the making of a movie. I'm looking forward to seeing "American Psycho" and "The Big Lebowski".

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For me, the movie was a very beautiful reflection of the events of Vietnam. The movie was very poetic in its presentation of the sadness and the triumph of those brave young people who faced the Vietnam War with courage and spirit. I think the movie is very educational and the viewer is exposed to many of the different aspects of the Vietnam War. The movie was very inspirational to me, and it makes you think about the Vietnam War and how important the events are in our world today. I think this movie is a very good lesson for all Americans who have ever been involved in the Vietnam War.

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Matthew G.

I am not a 'Sophie' fan, but I really enjoyed the movie. I am not a fan of the French movie genre. I love both movie types, but this is definitely one of the best French movies I have ever seen. It has a fantastic story, a fantastic cast, and great direction. The music is beautiful, and the direction is really good. I was very surprised by the acting, as I thought that the English actress was really good. I don't think this is an Oscar-caliber film, but I was pleasantly surprised with the story and the acting. I also thought the ending was a little predictable, but overall it was still a great movie. I don't understand why the critics aren't loving this movie, but it was worth my money. My Rating: 9/10

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Perhaps the most unique film I've seen in a long time, by the director of the award-winning "Bicentennial Man" and "A Short History of Seven Killings" (and, yes, "Bram Stoker's Dracula"). It's a stark and uncompromising film, which won't appeal to everyone. The quality of the acting is spot-on, and the story's delivery is.well.very.dark. So, if you want a movie that will stick with you for a long time, this is it. 8/10

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Theresa Cunningham

I was skeptical about this movie after seeing the trailer for it. I had read a lot of bad reviews on here. I figured it couldn't be as good as the book. But it is great. I love how they added the Northern Lights. I like how they used the War of the Roses as a backdrop. This movie is about the English civil war, and what happens in it. There are lots of things that can be interpreted differently, but that's the way I saw it. It's a good story with a lot of historical inaccuracies, but that's what made it good. I think everyone should see this movie.

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Patrick Schultz

Sophie (Marisa Tomei) is a woman, who has no father and mother to be looked up to. But when her father dies, she is left to raise herself and her young brother. After a hard night at work, Sophie begins a relationship with Tom (Sam Rockwell) a local lass. Tom is a drug dealer, but has to keep his job because he is being blackmailed by his friends. When Sophie notices Tom at her boyfriend's party, she decides to start a relationship with him. When Sophie meets Tom at a local fast food place, she has the urge to see if she is that hot. But Sophie is still only 18 and Tom is in his early twenties. When Sophie gets the chance to see Tom again, she finds out that Tom is a drug dealer. When Tom's brother is found dead, Sophie must decide to get out of Tom's life. "Sophie" is a film that has a lot of hope and promise. It shows that life is very short, and people will not always be nice to each other. The story is about a young woman who has no father and mother to look up to, and yet she still tries to change her life. Marisa Tomei, the actress, did a wonderful job in this film. She was incredible in her role as the female lead. Sam Rockwell, as the drug dealer, was excellent. I also like the relationship between Sophie and Tom, because it shows the human side of drugs. This is an inspiring film that anyone can watch.

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Alice T.

The movie starts with an interesting idea and then the story is completely ruined. The characters are bad, the script is bad and the camera work is horrible. There is no reason why you should watch this movie, but if you want to waste time on a boring story and a crappy script than watch it. The acting is good. The only part that I liked was the baby. It was a good contrast between the mother and the father.

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Frank Hawkins

I have seen this movie about a hundred times, but it is the best movie I have ever seen. This is the first movie I have ever read to my 12 year old daughter, and she loves it too! This is the one movie that will stay with you long after the credits roll. The acting is superb, and the plot is wonderfully constructed. Even the dialogue was brilliant, it would be a shame if it were not. I love the way the movie was filmed. It was shot in a way that made you feel like you were actually in the middle of the country, and the mood of the movie felt true to life. The most interesting thing about the movie is how the writer created such an intriguing and realistic story. It is one of those movies that you just can't help but fall in love with. It's like the story itself was the movie, and the director added everything to make the story that much better.

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Patrick D.

With an outstanding cast and a beautiful cinematography, this is one of the best and most fascinating film I have ever seen. I think it is the first feature-length film with a lesbian relationship in it. One of the most fascinating thing about this film is that it has been shown in South Africa, and I am sure there is a lot of confusion about this film. Why is it that only South Africans can appreciate this film? The film is a South African movie with a Jewish American director. One of the reasons why I think this film deserves so much attention is because the characters are interesting and well-defined. I think it is so important to make a film like this, because that is what gives the real meaning of this film. The director was very clever in choosing the language to tell the story. The music is amazing and fits the film perfectly. The cinematography is beautiful, and it is very rare for a film to give me goosebumps. It's a really well-made film, and it's a shame that the film was banned in South Africa. This is the first film in which I really feel that I can appreciate a South African film with a lesbian relationship in it. The film is very educational, and the themes are extremely important. If you enjoy a good story and interesting characters, you should see this film.

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Nicholas Harvey

I've been a fan of The Two Towers since I was a kid, so when I heard of the Three-books trilogy, I was very excited to see it. Unfortunately, I was so excited that I saw it in the cinema, and ended up leaving without having seen it at all. Now, after seeing it, I have to admit that it was a great movie, and I am now one of those people who are gonna read the books! I haven't read the books yet, but I would definitely give the movie a try. The special effects in this movie were really amazing, the acting was also really good. Everyone in the movie was great, and I really can't wait to see the third book. I recommend this movie to everyone. The film was not perfect, but I think that the story was really good and the acting was also really good. The ending was also really good, and the movie was great. I think this movie was also really good. I would definitely recommend this movie to anyone. The film is really good, and I recommend this movie to everyone.

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I loved this film. It is a very realistic portrayal of the loneliness of an orphaned child and how it affects everyone around him. The performances were excellent by all of the cast. I felt the story was very moving, but there was no real villain in the film. The film was really about a family's love for their child. I believe that's why the film is so moving. However, the villain in this film is quite different from the villain in the first film. He is not really evil, but he is still very scary. In my opinion, it was interesting to see the villain in this film be so different than the villain in the first film. I think that is why the film was so good. Overall, I think this is a very good film that was very touching. The performances in the film were excellent. The storyline was very moving, but I didn't think it was very scary at all. I think that was because I was expecting a lot of the film to be a lot scary. I think the most frightening aspect of this film was that it was very believable. I felt that the emotions in the film were very believable. I am glad I saw this film because it is very good and I recommend it to everyone. Overall, this is a very good film and I would recommend it to anyone.

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This is a movie about a young girl who, after being abandoned by her parents, decides to become a Christian. She goes on a Bible tour and discovers a strange "Sister" who has told her stories about Jesus. The story is told in a humorous way, the acting is brilliant and so is the soundtrack. One of the best films of 2008. It's a shame it hasn't been released in the U.S. but I can't wait.

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The movie is an amazing movie to watch. It is a story of loneliness and love. If you want to find out more about it just read the description. The movie is a beautiful romance and story.

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It was a surprise to see this film at Cannes Film Festival. Despite the strong lead actor and excellent story, the film never truly brought the power of the film to me. I didn't get into the characters and the story in the first place, and I never really felt it's strength. I'm not sure why the story didn't get better on the second viewing, it's a great film. But I just didn't get into it. The first time around I was less inclined to get into the story, but I did get interested. I think the film did its best with the characters. It's not perfect, but it's good. I would have enjoyed this film a lot more on a second viewing.