I was looking forward to watching it and comparing it to the book. I was very disappointed. I wouldn't waste your time seeing it.
I loved this book when I was little but I could not get into this movie. The beginning was so slow, never even made it to the end.
I was shocked at how bored I was trying to watch this one. It moves slowly, and makes the story seem less likable to me.
We were very excited to see this movie and bought the dvd when it came out. Waste of movie ! The whole family was very disappointed and we have never watched the movies again .
Slow and boring...we were so excited to see the movie, because we loved reading it to our children, and they enjoyed the book. However, the movie was very depressing and they kids thought it was dragging on. Not work going out to the theater spending money to watch....Red Box it for a $1 if you really want to see it, but don't buy it first.
I did not enjoy this movie. It's content was heavy and the character development was strange to say the least. I can say, however, that the imagery and soundtrack was spot on. The story was what made this movie a flop.
I am not a fan of this movie.. I was VERY disapointed. I love the book and was so looking forward to the movie and it was boring... and very strange. It was also scary...
I think I will save my money:)
Very interesting and odd movie. This book has been banned in some schools because of the behavior of the boy.
slow and long
I rented this movie from Netflix. Some of it was boring and definitely strange, but it was still pretty good. The mood of the movie was quite depressing/melancholy, but that is where I found it appealing. My husband on the other hand hated it and found it too depressing.
The movie started out kinda slow. It was cute for the most part. Theres a very good lesson towards the end. I don't think it will catch the attention of little kids. I took my 7 year old brother and he was kinda in to it but not so much. I was just kinda amazed that they could make and hour and a half movie about a 5 minute book. But I must say the soundtrack was AMAZING!
Not what I expected but well worth watching!!! We even bought it!
You might enjoy this more than your kids. Darker than the book. Love that characters, story, and the music though!
I very much enjoyed the movie. My 11-yr old son would rate it 3 stars. He didn't understand some of the subtlety. Pro: I found the movie very helpful in prompting some great discussions on if parents should bring dates home, the impact of divorce, sibling relationships, loneliness, empathy, healthy/destructive reactions to the ups and downs of life, the unpredictability of other people and how, as much as you want, you cannot control others. The movie was very well made and acted and visually gorgeous. Con: The pacing was a little slow... I think the movie was about 10-15 minutes too long. Overall, I would recommend it, but not for young kids.