okay, i would give this movie 4 out of 5 stars.
the acting was phenomenal…brilliant even. cameron diaz couldn’t have done a better job. abigail breslin, sophia vassilieva, jason patric, evan ellingson and alec baldwin were each incredible as well. there couldn’t have been a better cast for this film.
the reason that i wouldn’t give it 5 out of 5 stars is because i read the book. there were, of course, some subtle plot changes and character changes, but there was just one pretty big one that really disappointed me. i don’t really understand how it works when your book becomes a movie, but i’m surprised that jodi piccoult signed off on this plot change. if i hadn’t read the novel, i would have thought the movie itself was amazing. that being said, i’ll probably never watch it again – way toooo many tears. if you go see it, take some kleenex. for real.
currently listening to: whatever my brother is watching…i think man vs. wild. and i also think that this show is dumb.