When I stand before God at the end of my life,
I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say,
"I used everything You gave me."
~Erma Bombeck

October 23, 2010

That will teach me to remember...

... the movie is NEVER as good as the book!

A few weeks ago, I restlessly rented the movie "The Last Song". I figured even though I had already purchased the book, the movie couldn't be that different. While I found the movie to be decent, I was talked into reading the book by a friend who told me they were very different.

I just finished the book, and .... I LOVED the book far more than the movie and found it unfortunate that I kept picturing the character Ronnie as Miley Cyrus. I don't care for Miley Cyrus so that kind of messed up my own images of the character.

In short, I highly recommend the book and I vow to NEVER watch a movie before reading the book first!


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  2. I thought that exact same thing - but then again I read the book first - it was an OK movie but nothing next to the book. I thought the exact same thing about eat pray love.

  3. I had such high hopes for the movie-book adaptation. Because he actually wrote the screenplay first and then the book- so, to me they should have been much more alike!

  4. I have all of Nicholas Spark's books and when I first saw Dear John, I was disappointed. The book was so much better than the movie so I decided from that day I would not see any movie that was made based on his books because his books are 10x better.

    Thanks for letting me know that I didn't make a bad decision on not seeing The Last Song!!! The book is amazing though isn't it? I cried!!!

  5. Nicholas Sparks wrote the movie before he wrote the book!

    (I was disappointed with Dear John... that movie stunk)