Monday, July 13, 2009

My sister's keeper

I read the book about 4 years ago and loved it! For me, it was one of those books that you just cant put down. I read it literally every spare moment I had over the course of the 2 days it took me to finish! I love books like that; where you cant stop reading it but when you get near the end you have to force yourself to slow down because you just don't want it to be over.
Anyways, it is a great book and the story is awesome, all the way to the shocking ending. So..when I heard a movie was coming out, you can imagine how excited I was. (along with the rest of the millions of people who loved the book)
I went to the movie on Saturday with my mom and girlfriend (who both read and loved it). It was good, I was upset throughout it that the dog was a border collie rather than a German Shepard and that Julia was nowhere in the plot. But, as far as movies made from awesome books go, it was good. But, I had heard that the end was different and I was expecting to hate it. Turns out, I actually liked the alternative ending though. I think it was better for a movie, nobody wants to leave on an unexpectedly bad note (why it is ok in a book though, I don't know...hmm....).
Anyways, I am sure there are others out there who have read it, thoughts on the differences?


lavenderlotus68 said...

I did not read or see, "My Sister's Keeper," but I would like to say that it is nice to hear about what you're like. You sound pretty enlightened about things. I am, too. I also went to school to be a counselor, and then I met a few people in the profession and have decided to haul people's trash instead. It is probably more directly related to the fact, though, that I am an on and off again person. It is so bad, I have tried ending relationships for no reason whatsoever, I've moved many times. I have been this way for over 20 years, though, so my eyes are open.


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Lou said...

I read the book a few years ago and hated it. I think i found it frustrating and, of course, deeply upsetting. I'm not really about the 'sad endings.' When i read books and watch movies i like the happy endings, purely because real life already sucks and i need escapism.

On that note, i definately will not be seeing the movie. Not that it won't be a good film but i just can't deal with upsetting things anymore. I went to see Marley and Me (dragged by my sister) and was suicidal at the end. Dear me. Why do they torture us with these sad films?!

crystal said...

Although you have a good point about life being hard enough already, I have to disagree with you on the dislike of sad endings. I like to find truth in books and life dosent always end with roses and champagne!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I have read the book & went to the movie last week. I thought they did a pretty good job. I was also disappointed that Julia wasn't in the movie... I wish they would have done a flashback to the part where the mom is getting a manicure and there are other pregnant moms around her talking about what they will name her child and she thinks to herself how she hasn't even thought about names because she basically just wants this baby born to save Kate. I thought that scene from the book really showed the character of the mom?

I cried so many times during the movie and was happy w/ the ending. I hated the ending in the book - it seemed overly dramatic, but it also made me SOB so I guess Picoult probably accomplished what she set out to do.

Alright, time to stop rambling!!!