Nicole Hmm...I would disagree with Zeke and say the movie was actually not that close to the book. And I'm not usually a stickler for accuracy, but it seemed to confuse a lot of events and motives. Here's an instance that I would suggest reading the book before seeing the film. :)
Magdalena I didn't like the movie at all. It was so depressing all the way! I know that the book has some "dark vibe" moments, especially concerning Naoko, but it has also nice, calm moments, or at least this is how I feel about it. I wish they did justice to Midori, I really liked her character.
Diba AK Reading Norwegian Wood was like a walk-through of someone's life in a way that after finishing it I felt as if having someone else's memories stored in my mind . But the movie couldn't capture that for me at all. I Loved the Novel but if I had watched the movie first I would probably never read the book. Watch the Korean movie Burning which was JUST inspired by Murakami's book, The Vanishing Elephant, but the director did an excellent job at capturing the way Murakami set an atmosphere in his books, or at least this one.
Jessica Izaguirre Yes, this was made into a movie. I didn't like the movie either, it doesn't do the book justice, there is no character development and only shows big moments from the book with no real emotional background. I say don't waste your time and just read the book.
Vikram Kapur Yes, it was. The book, though, is far better than the movie. The movies does not catch the fluidity of Murakami's prose that reads well even in translation, since I don't know Japanese, or the nights he has into the state of youth which he catches beautifully.
Boy Blue Yes, the movie is different but still good. Watch it on a rainy day on your own. Don't watch it with someone else.
Tanish Jena Even it has been made into a movie, I wouldn't bother with it. A movie can never do this book justice.
Juma I actually liked the movie better than the book, I also read the book after watching the movie. I really enjoyed the pictures and the melancholy. Maybe this was because I was depressed myself at the time, but the movie expressed something I felt myself, which the book did not. (Maybe it was not only Naoko's depression but her character. I suspected her to be aromantic, which was not possible based on the book.)
Hamlet Knight saw the movie.. found it interesting.. nothing ground breaking but it was well casted and acted.. Atmospherically too, i have no complaints.. you can't have all the details of the book in a movie and i don't know why people even try to look for em >_>
Zeke Yes, I saw the movie. It's fairly true to the book but obviously loses a lot because it can't convey the power/emotion of the writing. It's worth a look though if you enjoyed the novel.