However, my coworker had the movie, so she lent it to me and I hooked up the old DVD player so I could watch it while I did laundry.
Here is my original review of the book that I wrote last fall.
Some things I liked:
+They didn't focus on the journal/diary that much. It started out with letters and ended with letters, but there was no time and date stamp on the movie the way there was in the book. You could tell it took place 20-some years ago, but the setting wasn't over-the-top.
+Charlie in the movie was not how I pictured Charlie in the book. In fact, this whole conversation about the movie/book started when I sent my coworker a gif and she said that was the guy from this movie and it was good.
+I really like Dylan McDermott. He should be in every movie.
+I liked Patrick in the movie better than I liked Patrick in the book.
+I enjoy that it takes place in Pennsylvania.
Some thing I didn't like:
+Sam was kind of annoying. Nothing against Emma Watson.
+About 2/3 of the way through, it kind of lost me. Obviously this is because I knew what was going to happen. But all teen movies tend to end the same way, right?
+Charlie in the movie wasn't like the Charlie I envisioned in the book. That whole autism/ADHD diagnosis I couldn't stop thinking about; I didn't get it from the movie.
It was kind of ironic that The Armchair Librarians talked about books vs. movies this week...I'd already had this sitting by my t.v. ready to go.
What's your favorite (or least favorite!) book to movie???