A youngster in World War II-era Germany is the title character in this acclaimed adaptation of Markus Zusak's novel, casting Sophie Nelisse as the girl who shares the books she's stolen with the Jewish refugee (Ben Schnetzer) being sheltered by her foster parents (Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson).
The story has echoes of "The Diary of Anne Frank," but it also stands on its own as a meaningful and affecting tale as directed by Brian Percival ("Downton Abbey"). DVD extras: theatrical trailer; deleted scenes. *** (PG-13: AS, V) (Also on Blu-ray; starts March 25 on On Demand)
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