Reader, The

Rating = B

The early step in the story where Hanna comes on to the 17 year-old boy seems unmotivated (one can imagine she's been hiding from her past and not socializing much). After that the story flows quite nicely. The acting of Kate Winslet is fine, but her academy award may also have been partially motivated by the vision of her trim young body and old-age makeup.

A agree with the suggestion of one story that the fundamental theme of this movie is that people mostly go along with the crowd (or want to go along) and this can bring a lot of trouble. This also extends to the character of Michael who, as a law student, fails to reveal reveal his connection with Hanna.