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Where the Heart Is

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"Wonderful book, terrible movie."
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The Namesake

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The Cat in the Hat

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"I'm talking about the Mike Myers live-action version. Just awful."
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How the Grinch Stole Christ...

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"I'm talking about the Jim Carrey debacle. The animated short is a classic."
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The Running Man

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"Arnold made some bad movies before he became the Governator, and this is one of them. Very different from the book, and not in a good way,"
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The Memory Keeper's Daughter

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Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya...

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My Sister's Keeper

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Memoirs of a Geisha

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"Too many changes to characters and plot."
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The Firm

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The Runaway Jury

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Where the Wild Things Are

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The Polar Express

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Coraline

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Jumanji

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Seabiscuit: An American Legend

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"The movie added too much human drama, but the book (especially the audiobook version) is much more engaging."
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Harry Potter and the Sorcer...

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"Love the Harry Potter books, but the movies never include everything nor do they match what I had imagined as I read the books."
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Harry Potter and the Chambe...

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"Love the Harry Potter books, but the movies never include everything nor do they match what I had imagined as I read the books."
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Harry Potter and the Prison...

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"Love the Harry Potter books, but the movies never include everything nor do they match what I had imagined as I read the books."
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Harry Potter and the Goblet...

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"Love the Harry Potter books, but the movies never include everything nor do they match what I had imagined as I read the books."
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Harry Potter and the Order ...

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"Love the Harry Potter books, but the movies never include everything nor do they match what I had imagined as I read the books."
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Harry Potter and the Half-B...

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The Green Mile

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The Hours

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Because of Winn-Dixie

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Shopgirl

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Twilight (Twilight, #1)

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New Moon (Twilight, #2)

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Eclipse (Twilight, #3)

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Marley and Me: Life and Lov...

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Running with Scissors

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message 1: by Barth (new)

Barth Not sure I agree with all of the books on the list (I thought To Kill a Mockingbird was a great film as well as a book). In this category, I would definitely add "Bonfire of the Vanities." I thought the book was far better than the movie.


message 2: by Bibiana (new)

Bibiana The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende is a great book which was ruined when it was made into movie. A better job was done with Like Water For Chocolate.


message 3: by Pedro (new)

Pedro No, "Jaime Escalante The Best Teacher in America?" it was adapted for the screen and called stand and deliver.


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