“Woman In Gold”

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Rated PG-13

1 hour 50 minutes

Dame Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl, Katie Holmes, Tatiana Maslany, Max Irons, Charles Dance, Elizabeth McGovern, and Jonathan Pryce.

CHICOPEE, Mass (WWLP) – A Helen Mirren movie is always cause for celebration. Mirren shines brightly in “Woman In Gold” the heartfelt true story of a Holocaust survivor whose determined to take back a precious work of art stolen by the Nazis and now hanging in a Vienna gallery.

Mirren’s lawyer, her Nephew, Ryan Reynolds questions her chance of winning and her motives. He said, if she wins, this will make her a rich woman. She snaps back “You think what this is about?”

“Woman In Gold” is most lustrous in flashback when Mirren recalls her idyllic childhood. The vivid scenes of Nazi terror will register most profoundly with moviegoers of the Jewish faith. The finely written screenplay affords Reynolds some exciting dramatic moments, we never knew he had in him. Especially pleading Mirren’s case before the U.S. Supreme court.

We’ve come to expect a marvelous Helen Mirren performance each time she lights up the screen. Here she colors her character as an eccentric filled with determination.

Let’s hope an older audience embraces “Woman In Gold” as fervently as millennials flock to “Furious 7”. And hopefully Ryan Reynolds will attract a few of them to admire the best work of his career.

“Woman In Gold” covers Itself in glory with 3 Stars. After a slow start the spring movie season is really getting Interesting.

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