this isn’t a movie that makes light of the holocaust. this isn’t a movie that makes fun of the holocaust. this isn’t a movie that tries to pretend the holocaust wasn’t as horrible as it really was. this is a movie that shows that human spirit can be strong in spite of awful circumstances. this is a movie that shows a father trying desperately to protect his son from the savagely arbitrary and violent world that is reality. for me, this was better than schindler’s list because it didn’t have such a heavy handed approach. it started light and drew me in closer to the characters. it made life seem beautiful even under the most dire of circumstances. to anyone that thinks this made light of the holocaust i suggest you watch sullivan’s travels and take the main conclusion of that film and apply it to the viewing of this one. “shakespeare in love” was a better film than this? fuck no.