Life Is Beautiful ★★★★

The ultimate movie of love for one’s child, and the ultimate movie about sacrifice. Thematically, this movie is well rounded and excellent. Also, I loved the decision to not show much of the horrors of the Holocaust since were viewing it through a young boys eyes who is being sheltered from it by his father. This choice reflects how the boy saw most things. I did think that the mix of sadness and comedy was odd, but I can’t say what I would have changed. All around this is a solid movie.

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