Tuesday, September 22, 2009

P.S.. I love you, the movie

I FINALLY watched P.S. I love you yesterday. I have a headache and lost my voice completely so I figured it was a perfect day to watch movies ‘on demand.’ I read P.S. I love you in February I believe and REALLY REALLY liked the book. As in I laughed out loud and bawled throughout the entire book. My husband was like what the heck is in that book, it was that ridiculous. Okay, so it is established that I LOVED THE BOOK. So what about the movie?

I was disappointed. Shocked? No. I honestly can say that the only movie of a book that I really really enjoyed was The Notebook. The glaring differences made me hate the movie. I mean it was good, but I did NOT laugh once. Come on, this book made me laugh so hard I cried. I hated Harry Connick Jr. as Daniel. He RUINED Daniel’s character to me. I hated the way they changed Holly’s parents/sibling background. I hated how her 30th birthday party was NOT the way it was described in the book. I hated how she lived in New York and only visited Ireland. I hate how she didn’t work where she ended up working in the book and you missed out her supportive boss. I hated how they handled the way she got her letters. Basically, if I had not read the book I might have turned off the movie before it was over. Or maybe I would have liked it, but I didn’t and that was sad. But I was not surprised.

Seriously though, read the book. It was awesome.


Amber said...

I haven't read the book but I definitely did not enjoy that movie very much. I will have to read the book now!

Abatevintage said...

I haven't read the book, I can honestly say. I think it's sad though when a movie is made from a book and they change so much of it you forget what you are watching. I am sorry you had a dissapointing day especially with you feeling not so good. I loved the Notebook as well, I still cry every time I see it.


Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

Oh, I agree with you 100% I absolutely adored book and consider it a novel I may re-read, which I hardly ever do! I'm not usually a fan of movies from my favorite books, but I go into it trying not to think of the book... because I love chick flicks so much!! :)
Have you read Love, Rosie? I thought that one was hard to get into at first, but halfway through I fell in love with it.