Comments: 6
KatieMc 3 years ago
I haven't seen the movie, nor will I go out of my way to do so. But I am attending a new book group this week and this is being discussed. It's been two+ years since I read, so I decided to go through again. Lots of skimming.
loriK 3 years ago
I have not read the book but I did see the movie. Can't say it made me want to read the book, it was very irritating. The only character I liked was the sister and It helped that I like her in The Leftovers.
Jenn 3 years ago
I don't remember the book much as far as differences between movie and book, but I did notice that Ben Affleck came across as far too likable in the movie compared to the book. Everyone I personally know who saw the movie said they liked Nick, and I remember thinking both were assholes in the book. But Rosemund Pike was pretty amazing as Ami HUR HUR.
KatieMc 3 years ago
I haven't seen the movie, not sure if or when I will. I can be a sympathetic reader and I initially took Nick's unemotional reactions as him being overwhelmed and shocked. Then after a few of Amy's rosy diary entries, I started to smell a rat. As I re-read, I noticed the bread crumbs that the author left. As I say this, I am becoming curious as to how the movie is constructed and how closely it follows the book. I thought the author was clever in how things were built up.
Jenn 3 years ago
It's hard to say since I'd read the book already, but my friends who saw it with me said they were shocked. Completely shocked by many things. I thought the movie was very good. The score, Rosemund's acting, the build-up. But I was far more sympathetic towards Nick in the movie.