The movie Woman in Gold is based on a true story of Maria Altman, a Jewish woman who barely escaped Austria before the Nazis completely shut off the country to outside travel at the beginning of World War II.
As the Nazis pillaged and looted artwork from Jewish families, they confiscated a painting of Maria’s aunt from her family.
After the war, Maria wanted that painting back. However, there was one minor detail.
The country’s minister and art director considered the painting to be a part of Austria’s national identity.
They refused to relinquish it. (Those rascals!)
They claimed Altman’s aunt willed it to the gallery. (False, false, false!)
Altman, played by Helen Mirren, was now living in Los Angeles. She decided that she needed to take action.
She decides to hire an attorney to help her get the painting back.
(Cue: enter Ryan Reynolds as the attorney. Swoon, swoon! He is such a cutie, don’t you think?)
The lawyer is inexperienced yet plucky and feisty! He files a challenge with the art restitution board but the challenge was denied. Boo! Hiss!
They embark upon a major battle which takes them all the way to the heart of the Austrian establishment and the U.S. Supreme Court, and Altman is forced her to confront difficult truths about the past along the way.
Then, Altman and her lawyer have an argy-bargy. (An argy-bargy is
I won’t tell you how it ends because I don’t want to spoil the movie for you!
But I will tell you this. This is a wonderful movie based on the most interesting and true story. I highly recommend the movie. Nay. More than highly recommend it. I STRONGLY INSIST that you see it!
Here’s a trailer for the movie to give you a teeny taste of it.
Did you miss the movie when it came out in the movie theaters? Not to worry.
It’s coming out TODAY on DVD, BLU-RAY, and Digital HD. Huzzah! You can now own your very own copy of the movie.
And thanks to the wonderful folks at Anchor Bay Entertainment I am having one SPECTACULAR giveaway.
My Spectacular Giveaway
Did you catch all of that? The winner of my giveaway will get 3 DVDs and a $25 Visa Gift Card.
Woot woot! How cool is that?
This prize pack is valued at $99.94. This is a pretty sweet deal if you ask me.
WOMAN IN GOLD is rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and brief strong language with a running time of 109 minutes. The movie stars Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Bruhl, Katie Holmes, Charles Dance, Elizabeth McGovern, Frances Fisher and is directed by Simon Curtis.
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This giveaway is open only to those in the United States.
To enter my giveaway, simply leave a comment sharing what your favorite movie is.
The giveaway will run from today through midnight on July 14. I will announce the winner on July 15.
I look forward to hearing what your favorite movie is!