I have been learning about the Holocaust in school and when I saw the trailer for The Zookeepers Wife; I immediately knew that I wanted to see the movie to get a deeper understanding of what the people truly went through. When my mom told me that she had tickets to the premiere, I immediately knew that I wanted to go with her to see the film.
When we took our seats in the theater, I was so excited for the film to start. I had watched the trailer over and over again until I was able to watch the full movie. I love movies that teach me about the history and the world before I knew it. True story films are always the best movies to watch.
When the movie started playing, I didn’t even want to do so much as blink in case I might miss something.The beginning started off very quiet and peaceful, but then it got to where the drama and action started. The movie got very intense – very quickly. It had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. By the time the movie ended, I felt like I knew a whole lot more about the Holocaust in a way that I never thought imaginable.
As a teen it opened my eyes to the other kids living in that time period who were under attack and maybe didn’t even make it to become a teenager. There were points in the movie where it got really emotional and I could barely watch the screen, but I needed have this story told to me. There was a scene where little kids got on a train to go to a concentration camp and the whole theater fell silent. The film made me see what life was like during war periods. It was emotional, impactful, and I feel that every teenager should see this film.
After the film was over, I talked with my mom about the Holocaust and the history of it the whole ride home. We talked about the movie and events that weren’t in the film. I felt like I knew so much about that event in history, but I really didn’t until seeing the film, and talking to my mom about it after. This film is probably one of the best true life stories that I have ever seen. The next day, I went to the bookstore purchase the book, and I haven’t been able to stop reading it.
This film is rated PG-13. Since this movie is about the history of the Holocaust and things can get a little intense I would recommend this movie for a mature 13-year-old and up. If you are looking for a history movie that holds an amazing story, then this is your film. The film is out in theaters starting today. Learn more about the film online, Facebook, and Twitter.
Ella is the OC Mom Blog teen blogger. She is a student by day, and a fashionista by night. She loves baking, teddy bears and nice people.