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February 3rd, 2010, 10:05 AM
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Hey ladies, I'm not sure if this has been a topic here before but... I saw the movie when it first came out on DVD and I had no idea that it was a book too Oops! It was a really good movie but then I went out and got the book from the library and read it.. OMG there were so many differences! And the end!!!! I was in disbelief! Has anyone else read the book & seen the movie? What did you think?
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February 3rd, 2010, 12:08 PM
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I haven't seen the movie - I can't even remember the last movie I saw! - but I did read the book. I find that's the case with most movies. There's usually so many differences that I end up being disappointed.

I see that you thought it was a really good movie. How did you feel about it after you read the book? Which did you like better? The book or the movie?

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February 3rd, 2010, 12:17 PM
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I liked the book but the ending of that was so bittersweet & tragic compared to the end of the movie. The movie didn't even touch the problems going on with Jesse, and it didn't have Julia in it, they were in CA not RI. There were just a lot of differences! I liked the book better, but as a movie the film was good. Just not when you compare it to the book.

I say that about Twilight too, people who havent read the book say it's such a good movie, and granted for movies it's great! But when you compare it to the book they just totally chopped it up.. but that JMO I guess..
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February 3rd, 2010, 07:51 PM
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I've heard negative reviews about Twilight, too. But New Moon is supposed to be great!

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February 3rd, 2010, 11:01 PM
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Havent seen it but now I wont watch it til I read the book! lol

And as for Twlight.. omg... hated the movie.... loved New Moon.. just cuz.. well.. I think my icons explain my reasoning.. but...that said.. it still wasnt as good as the book!!!!!
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February 4th, 2010, 01:23 PM
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I haven't watched My Sister's Keeper yet and am not sure if I am going to. I sat cried for an hour after I read the book and a friend of mine told me that the ending isn't the same at all in the movie. So I am not sure if I want to go watch something that is going to ruin the emotions I felt while reading it.
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So I am not sure if I want to go watch something that is going to ruin the emotions I felt while reading it.
I agree. Ideally, I would like a movie to reflect what I've read in a book. Not be something different.

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February 4th, 2010, 02:20 PM
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I've read the book and seen the movies, I think the movie is good, for a movie, just not when compared to the book. I've found that's common when books become movies.
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February 4th, 2010, 03:04 PM
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I was really disappointed with how they ended the movie.
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February 4th, 2010, 08:48 PM
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I was really disappointed with how they ended the movie.
I know, I actually cried after reading the book, after the movie ended I was like "is that it?"
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February 5th, 2010, 06:38 AM
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Wow, it really sounds like they ruined the movie, from the book perspective. I was thinking this was a movie I was going to see down the road when it came out on cable - aye or nay?

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February 5th, 2010, 08:16 AM
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It's still worth watching. I'm not sorry that I saw it in theaters.
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February 5th, 2010, 08:41 AM
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It's still worth watching. I'm not sorry that I saw it in theaters.
It's a good movie from a moive perspective, just when compared to the book it's very different.
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February 5th, 2010, 09:56 AM
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I read the book first and then saw the movie. While I was watching it, I was so looking forward to the ending, because silly me, I knew how the book ended. I was so disappointed that we didn't get the same ending. I was wanting my DH to have the same reaction to the ending as I did while I was reading the book, but that's not what we got. I did like the rest of the movie, it made me cry in couple of places. But the book is way better
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February 5th, 2010, 01:05 PM
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Thanks, ladies! I'll make sure not to re-read the book before watching the movie.

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