Woman in gold
Woman in Gold Review: Woman in Gold follows the story of Maria Altmann portrayed in another exceptional performance by Helen Mirran and her attorney Randol "Randy" Schoenberg in a surprising performance by Ryan Reynolds. The story is set in 1998 shortly after the death of Maria's sister. She becomes aware that a Klimt painting of her beloved Aunt Adele is now hanging in a museum in Vienna after it was stolen by the Nazis during Hitler's rise to power. Maria and "Randy" travel between America and Vienna to reclaim what is rightfully hers, much to the dismay of the museum who believes the painting is now the property of the state. During this story the viewer is treated to several flashbacks that show younger versions of Maria, her experiences as a little girl, a young woman, her relationship with her beloved aunt and family, the brutality of the Nazi party and her final escape to America. This is a story about history, justice and international law. It is a complete story and the characters are wonderful. My only criticism is I would have liked to have seen more struggles in the courtroom comparable to her escape from the Nazis. It's tragic and heartbreaking that a group of thugs and killers stole so much that still to this day have not been returned to the rightful owners. Final Rating: 3.5 out of 4 stars.
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