The Kite Runner
The Kite Runner – DVD Review
In the 70’s in Afghanistan, the Pushtun boy Amir and the Hazara boy Hassan, who is his loyal friend and son of their Hazara servant Ali, are raised together in Amir’s father house, playing and kitting on the streets of a peaceful Kabul. Until an outlet of disclosed secrets about his family result in a journey of redemption.
This is based on a very popular book about two little boys who grow up friends on the opposite sides of the track, and what happens as they mature into young men. I thought this was a wonderful movie. It was nominated for a number of Oscars. It’s compared to “Slumdog Millionaire”, but it didn’t quite make it. It has the same feel about the difference between rich and poor, and believing in miracles. It’s a little grittier, a little more realistic. Not quite as reassuring in the stars while adorable, don’t quite match “Slumdog Millionaire’s” charisma, but you’ll understand what the two have in common. Four stars.