Put “The Lovely Bones” on Your Netflix Cue and Enter to Win the Book
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold is one of my very favorite novels, but when I heard it was being made into a movie I was more confused than pleased. The story is narrated by a 14-year-old girl looking down from heaven, watching her family cope with her murder. How could a movie possibly convey the intense thoughts and feelings of Suzie Salmon?
I lured Spencer to a matinee of the film, with the promise of it being a Mark Wahlberg movie. My official rating: I give it a “3” on my Splurge-worthy scale, which means I recommend adding it to your Netflix cue. Spencer hated it with or without Mark Wahlberg.
Recreating heaven in movies is difficult as everyone has different expectations of what it will be. The way it was portrayed in the movie was not my expectation, but it was… interesting.
It’s hard to explain. It’s weird, different, but worth seeing. Just don’t splurge on a full-price ticket.
Splurge-Worthy Movie Scale
- Worth the splurge for a full price ticket
- Save on a matinee ticket or wait for the Dollar theater
- Put it on your Netflix cue
- Get on the library wait list
- Wait for it on TV… if you bother at all
In my opinion, the book is always better than the movie! Some of my books have been made into movies- good movies even. But never as good as the book!
So now I want to hear from you!
Tell me about your book-to-movie experiences. Have you ever seen a movie that as actually better than the book? What has been your greatest book-to-movie disapointment? Share your experience, and on Friday I’ll randomly select a winner.
Leave a comment, and you could win my copy of The Lovely Bones.
Even if you don’t win, you need to put this book on your library list. It’s wonderful.
So I’ll start:
Gone with the Wind is my favorite book and movie. I like them each because they are so different. Scarlett is much more evil in the book. You get to know each of the characters better so you can see how badly her selfish actions hurt others. I still love the movie for the great costuming, and, of course, Clark Gable.