This film pleasantly surprised me. Lily James has been quite the face of war dramas (War & Peace) and period pieces. She fits perfectly in this one. James plays a Jewish-Dutch maid to a Dutch Keiser Wilhelm (Christopher Plummer), who is being investigated by a German soldier (Jai Courtney). So the German soldier falls for the Jewish maid on the brink of WWII. This is a love story as much as it is a war drama. There are moments of tension in the story that work nicely. Plummer is terrific. James and Courtney have nice chemistry. The film has a compelling plot and solid acting. It’s worth a shot for sure.

The Exception is out now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD

Written by Jim Alexander

Once upon a time I watched Monday Night Raw on Monday nights. By coincidence I ended up hooked on The Bachelor/Bachelorette. That lead to a Blog at Chicago Now called Bachelor Universe and a podcast of the same name. Now, I've decided to spread my wings and create this site that can be your Bachelor/Bachelorette destination. Aside from The Bachelor, in my personal life I'm a bachelor myself. Looking for the love of my life (not handing out many roses). I'm an avid animal lover. Have a rabbit and two turtles. I'm a film critic and co-founder of the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle (CIFCC). Lover of sports. Currently residing in the suburbs of Chicago (my hometown).

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