posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 11:04 PM
This movie isn't a cryer. I was very hesitant to see this because I do not wish to have certain images in my mind. I can honestly say in hind sight
that the creators of this film have made sure to keep those images out.
This was a very very good movie, but the intensity of the crimes, the entire character of the father, and the story itself - though softened - became
nothing but a luke warm shadow of the book.
This was a very well made movie, don't get me wrong, and well worth seeing the art. But in the book the fathers role was by far the main character as
the story follows him in his quest. The movie all but disregards the father to an extent to where he is little more than the house on the block or the
town this took place in. Completely different and wrong, but consistent with the disregard of American fathers in general.
Whatever whatever but the problem is that this is not the book, and so very different that though it may be a decent movie, the book was absolutely
about the relationship between a father and his daughter and how those bonds reached beyond life and time. The movie doesn't even attempt to expose
this beyond the sentiment of a graduation card.
Get the book.
[edit on 8-1-2010 by factbeforefiction]