The Reader (2008) short review

A thoughtful adaptation of a controversial book that explores the difficulties for later generations to reconcile the Holocaust in Germany. Kate Winslet gives an impressive performance in the lead role. The costumes are nicely done, although they aren’t the least bit spangly (as in appropriate). This one will leave you thinking for a while!


About the author



Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.