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Adding more fun to yesterday's movie was seeing outof_focus and her friend chasingorange in line for the movie! Thanks again for saving us seats! There were a lot of people and I was standing in line for quite a bit, but it was worth it.
When the lights dimmed, I got ready with my handkerchief, thinking I would be in tears. And so I was surprised I didn't cry! To think, I was so ready to bawl! Either way, the movie was definitely surprising in a good way and I really can't wait to watch it again.
Let the Critics do their Critique
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The book is richer, but this is a solid, endearing telling of the same essential story, and is well worth the price of admission for those who appreciate romantic fantasy.I'm not sure if I should have read the book first or not read the book first because the entire movie I was thinking, 'if I didn't read the book, would I have understood it?' And I guess I won't know the answer to that, but really was glad I did read the book because the movie felt like a nice visual accompaniment to the book instead of just a stand alone.
There was an article on Cinematical posing the question of whether reviews of movie adaptations should keep the book in mind while reviewing the movie or not, and though I won't delve into this, I can't help but compare/go back to the book when it comes to the movie. I don't know if that's a good thing or not.
The movie is slightly more sappy, and the characters are necessarily less fleshed out than they are in Audrey Niffenegger's dazzling novel, but neither shortcoming detracts from the film's appeal.With this book especially, where the scope is literally years and years and the characters are so richly described and expounded on and their histories are well detailed, I was really concerned how they'd adapt that to the movie and despite the trimming down of the plot lines included and obviously the less-fleshed out characters, it wasn't all bust.
Sure, I would have liked to see more of Clare and Henry's family and Mrs. Kim and Clare's friends and Henry's library work buddies and so many more and even of course there were scenes I would have wanted to see, like taping up Clare's ex to a tree, and Henry getting stuck in the library, bu that would have been too much and I thought the writer did a pretty good job of summing it up.
The warmth of the actors makes it surprisingly tender, considering the premise that is blatantly absurd. If you allow yourself to think for one moment of the paradoxes, contradictions and logical difficulties involved, you will be lost. The movie supports no objective thought.But really, for all the condensing and focusing on Henry and Clare, I would have think say that Bana and McAdams really embody Henry and Clare for me. If anything, they really carried this film despite the minor changes to plot and all that. I really felt their chemistry and longing for one another despite the watered down version of their epic love.
My non-critique, cause I'm easy to please
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