Review of the movie The Imitation Game
I rented The Imitation Game from the local DVD kiosk. It came out a few years ago, but apparently has enough turnover that it's still stocked in the kiosk: that's a good sign.
The story is based on a true story about Alan Turing, the World War II-era mathematician, and how he attempted to defeat the Nazi encryption device by building (essentially) the world's first computer. The guy is total Aspergers, by the way – which caused interpersonal difficulties (of course) with his colleagues.
The plot bounces back and forth between his childhood at boarding school, post-WW II, and during WWII. I laughed quite a few times (some good lines!), and I may have cried – so, a good movie.
As with all of the movies that I really enjoy, I got sucked in to it – even though I only meant to watch it for maybe 20 minutes, then go off and do other things and come back to later. So, highly engaging: and thus, again, a good movie.
And, good acting. Including by the kid that plays the young Alan Turing.
Recommend. Mostly historical, as well: so somewhat educational!