Saturday, October 17, 2009
Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper
I enjoyed reading Jodi Picoult's My Sister's Keeper, but having watched the movie starring Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin, Sofia Vassilieva and Jason Patric, I wasn't too happy with how they've made the movie out of the novel. I guess because I have read the book, I felt the film lack the deeper emotional issues each character had in the novel. The film had a different ending to the book. It leaves the film with no essense to remember it by. I just had dinner with a close friend last night, and told her I have a short term memory at the moment. So, thinking the ending in the film can't have been right, I re-read the book's ending. Both endings were different. I don't know, I guess I preferred if they had stuck to the story line instead of making such a drastic change to the original ending. Well, I would give the film a 6/10. The book is definitely better.