... 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.