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At Theaters: 4/3/2015 On Video: 7/7/2015
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 49 min.
Internet: None Found Movie ID: 600534
Studio: Weinstein Co.
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The remarkable true story of one woman's journey to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family. Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann, starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt's famous painting Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I.
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Drama - This fact-based film is a big showcase for stars Ryan Reynolds and especially Helen Mirren, who get to show off their dramatic and comedic skills. While there is only brief language and only moderate adult content, kids would not be interested.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Helen Mirren THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY, RED 2
Ryan Reynolds R.I.P.D., TURBO, THE CROODS, SAFE HOUSE
Daniel Bruhl A MOST WANTED MAN, THE FIFTH ESTATE, RUSH
Katie Holmes THE GIVER, JACK AND JILL, THE SON OF NO ONE
Director: Simon Curtis MY WEEK WITH MARILYN
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Production Notes Heading
The Story of Maria Altmann
About The Production
Maria & Randy, Helen & Ryan
Woman In Gold: Other Key Cast
London, Los Angeles, Vienna
Maria's Legacy
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PROFANITY: 1 F-word; 1 S-word; 1 GD; 1 other.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: A kick.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol.
ACTION: A foot chase.
COMEDY: Banter and wisecracks.
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CinemaReview.com Review:

Excellent - A wonderful movie that's interesting, heartwarming, sad and very entertaining.

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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Good Woman in Gold, like most courtroom dramas, is invested with a crowd-pleasing element.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Above Average At least 'Woman in Gold' quickly produces an enticing visual hook by opening with the creation of the central object of contention:...

USA Today Full Review
Above Average Woman in Gold's true story of a gilded painting stolen by the Nazis is intrinsically fascinating, but it lacks luster due to stodgy storytelling.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Based on an Exit Polling of 52 Moviegoers

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30+Adults (M)
21
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30+Adults (F)
31
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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 52 moviegoers:
GREAT REVIEWS! The lack of younger reviewers clearly shows that this is a movie for adults. Keep in mind that this is a slow moving story but it's very interesting and heartwarming.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
The remarkable true story of a woman who overcame great odds with the help of an improbably young lawyer, and righted a wrong that had stood for decades. Sixty years after fleeing Vienna during World War II, Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), an elderly Jewish woman, begins a journey to reclaim family possessions seized by the Nazis. Among them is Gustav Klimt's famous painting, Portrait of Adele Bloch- Bauer I, a portrait of her beloved Aunt Adele, which has become a national treasure: an Austrian Mona Lisa.

Maria discovers a letter in her late sister's possessions concerning unsuccessful attempts to recover five Klimt paintings which had belonged to her family, all of which now hang in Austria's famous Belvedere Gallery. Believing she has a case for restitution and with a repressed desire for retribution stirring, she seeks advice from a young lawyer Randy Schoenberg (Ryan Reynolds), the son of fellow Austrian immigrants.

Having just started at a big law firm and with a newborn child at home, Randy is wary of burdening himself with such an unlikely extracurricular case. The lure of the famous paintings and an increasing sense of duty to his heritage overcome him, however. Inexperienced but plucky, Randy's investigation reveals there may have been a systematic cover-up, and denial on a national scale, in order to keep the paintings in Austria.

Together, Maria and Randy embark upon a lengthy legal battle, taking them all the way to the heart of the Austrian establishment and the U.S. Supreme Court. The journey forces Maria to confront vivid memories of her happy family life in Vienna, reliving the pain of having everything she holds dear ripped away from her and the nerve-wracking escape that saw her emigrate to the U.S. with her husband Fritz. The arduous legal battle sees Randy gain skill and experience, which helps Maria ultimately win the paintings back, an uplifting but bittersweet victory in the light of all that was lost. WOMAN IN GOLD is the moving and powerful real-life story of someone coming to terms with their past and seeking restitution for what was taken from her.

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