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message 1: by Karina (new)

Karina (karinamikhli) Not my usual type of movie--knew it was going to be sad--but it was the only thing both my husband and friend would agree to watch. It was very well done and very sad. Even my husband, the only one who didn't cry, was touched and really enjoyed the movie.


message 2: by Ed (new)

Ed | 218 comments Mod
Sounds great. The preview gave me tears.


message 3: by Karina (new)

Karina (karinamikhli) It's definitely sad, although they do a good job of not making it over the top, with plenty of comic relief.


message 4: by Kai (new)

Kai (ky02121) | 51 comments Didn't like it, the script was pretty bad.


message 5: by [deleted user] (new)

I love the book so much. I really wanted to see the movie too..but I think I'll wait until it comes out on dvd. I feel disappointed by what I saw in the previews.


message 6: by YorkshireSue (new)

YorkshireSue | 6 comments Going to see it tomorrow night with a friend who loaned me the book. I enjoyed the concept of the book and that kept me reading as at times I thought it wasn't very well written. Am expecting the movie to be good. My 19 year old son saw it and he cried! He warned me to take a whole box of tissues!


message 7: by Cody (new)

Cody Wilshire (codywilshire) | 7 comments It was not...like the book. While the same basic idea was the same, the movie didn't have a lot of the pieces that made the book so well rounded, at least in my eyes.

It was sweet and enjoyable but nothing really...that amazing.


message 8: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (songgirl7) I'm a card-carrying Harry Connick, Jr. fan (seriously, just look in my wallet) so when he was filming this last year I bought the book. Like someone else said, the concept kept me reading even though I thought the book was poorly written at times. I'm not a big Hillary Swank fan, either, but I went to see this mainly for Harry. I really liked it! I enjoyed it much more than the book, which is unusual. I teared up many times but they're really good about throwing a joke in the most emotional parts to keep it from being depressing. Harry was great, though I didn't care for his floppy hair, and it's always kind of jarring for me when he swears. It's so unlike him at the beginning of his career. But I digress.


message 9: by YorkshireSue (new)

YorkshireSue | 6 comments Ok, so now I've seen the movie and I loved it! It is very different from the book so the two almost stand separately in my mind. I was surprised (and relieved!)at the humour and edginess at times in the movie, but they made it all the more enjoyable.


message 10: by Lawriter (new)

Lawriter | 4 comments Completely contrived. Basically Hillary Swank's character will screw anything with an Irish accent.

Why would any guy put up with her moody, angry, uptight career woman character? Gerard Butler's character probably killed himself.

Kathy Bates plays the stereotypical meddling mother (yawn), she must need the money, so must Swank - Julia Roberts, meg Ryan, she aint.

Only good thing is my friend Tracyanne Campbell has a song in the opening credits, Lloyd, I'm Ready to be Heartbroken.




message 11: by Fenixbird (last edited Jan 08, 2008 10:21PM) (new)

Fenixbird SandS | 14 comments Hmmmm Lawriter...uh hum! I personally adore Kathy Bates.. Was her part really that 2 dimensional? Hard to imagine her deadpan. Now I MUST see the movie! LOL

Karina...I am impressed you "compromised" on the movie..and stumbled on a very apparently touching performance!


message 12: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (songgirl7) I don't think that Holly wanted to screw anything with an Irish accent. I think she was attracted to William because he reminded her of her husband, and vulnerable because her friends' lives were moving on and she was trying to force herself to move on as well. I've known people who were going through a grieving process and did things they wouldn't normally have done because they're trying to either ignore their pain or force themselves to get over it too soon.

I also didn't think her character was moody/angry/uptight. I think it was odd that they introduced her character in the midst of a fight, but I think they wanted to establish that she was "waiting" to start a family and then he died so she basically waited for nothing. Also they wanted to establish her abandonment issues and the passionate nature of their relationship. Maybe it also is because I've been frustrated at living in a too-small apartment; at working in a job I hated when I longed to do something creative; at wanting to start a family but not feeling ready. I think she did a good job with that.

I thought it was interesting how they gave Harry's character Asperger's. The character didn't have that in the book.


message 13: by Lawriter (new)

Lawriter | 4 comments This is the type of film Meg Ryan or Julia Roberts would have turned down, and probably did.

Apparently Sandra Bullock also passed on it. Hillary Swank is a great actress, but she can't do comedy or perky.

A horrible film hated by most critics from the LA Times to the New York Times.

ompletely contrived, it should be called B.S. I love You


message 14: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (songgirl7) I think Meg Ryan and Julia Roberts would have been too old for this role.


message 15: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (songgirl7) Was anyone else bothered by the way they kept making references to "Miss HavERsham"? I know they meant Miss Havisham from Great Expectations, but they way they pronounced her name throughout really bugged me.


message 16: by Caroline (new)

Caroline | 3 comments I had read the book before I saw the movie. I loved the book and I liked the movie. I think anyone who is going to see the movie should first read the book. But the movie is still great,


message 17: by Miss (new)

Miss | 7 comments Wow. I just read the comments about this movie, and I absolute disagree. First, I loved it. We went to see it on Christmas Day because Charlie Wilson's War was sold out. I entered the theater with no expectations, and I thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful story, laughs, tears, awesome soundtrack, etc. I do NOT think this was a stereotypical Meg Ryan or Julia Roberts movie. It was dark and happy, very emotional, and different. And Hillary Swank was terrific in Freedom Writers. Rent it if you haven't seen that one.


message 18: by YorkshireSue (new)

YorkshireSue | 6 comments I would say yes to Bad1news's comment...the movie is very different but remians true to the concept of the book. I found the movie to be funny, even edgy at times, and I enjoyed it very much, but as you can see the reviews are very mixed!


message 19: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (loveliesdiva) | 1 comments I fell in love with this movie, then again I'm a huge fan of Gerard Butler, so of course I was gonna be biased lol. But this movie was very good and very sweet and sad. I'd watch this movie over and over if I could, can't wait till comes out on DVD.


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