Meryl Streep : Sophie’s Choice 1982 / 150 min. / R
Meryl Streep plays Sophie, a Polish refugee from World War II Europe who lives with a depressed yet often effervescent bipolar man, Nathan (Kevin Kline), in a Brooklyn rooming house—along with Stingo, an aspiring writer from the south. Stingo and Sophie narrate, by turns, and gradually Sophie’s fearsome wartime experiences emerge. Roger Ebert says of Streep: “This is one of the most astonishing and yet one of the most unaffected and natural performances I can imagine.” Streep won the Best Actress Academy Award.