Loved the book, hated the movie
Many books are made into films and I’m usually disappointed in the results. At the bookstore, I cringe when I see the new “Hollywood” covers for the books I loved – Scarlett Johansson plastered across the front instead of the classic cover. It may be because I am usually so in love with the book, that I don’t want anything changed in the movie, which I understand is pretty unrealistic.
I saw this article about the new Lovely Bones movie and the author was utterly disappointed in the film. Now, I may be the only person in the world who did not like The Lovely Bones book (I found it much too sappy and too Lifetime-movie-ish), but I actually thought the book would make a fairly decent movie for those who enjoyed the story. It has all the right Hollywood elements: sorrow, suspense, touching themes. The author of the article says that the film needed to be “more thoughtful” to better represent the book. I won’t be checking out the movie to see how I feel, but I will chalk this up to another instance of a film not being able to do a novel justice.
Did you read The Lovely Bones? Will you be checking out the movie?