Written September 29, 2012
The beginning of the movie was great. It was all set up very well.
The Sam and Charlie relationship was confused on screen. Instead of a senior-freshmen friendship and crush situation that evolved into something more (like the book) it was more of a flirtation throughout the whole film than ended in a full blown relationship.
The end felt rushed. Craig cheating wasn't brought to light with the drama that was necessary to awaken Sam and make her really see Charlie as an option.
Charlie's breakdown at the end was post-coital? That seemed a bit strange to me, especially for an abuse victim.
Differences from the book aside, the movie was decent. Most moments are captured perfectly, but the ending was too rushed for it to feel like a great film.
Written October 14, 2012
What a gem. A wonderful movie full of twists and turns, highs and lows. Laughter tears the whole gamut. Wonderfully cast and acted. Go and see it.
Written October 01, 2012
I was a bit skeptical about this movie because its solely about teenagers but after watching it I realized that any age group can take something from this film. It takes you through the lives of different individuals so beautifully. It helps you realize that you need to deal with the past hurts before you can be where you are meant to be. I really loved this film!
Written November 23, 2012
Best movie I have seen in several years. Amazingly written, directed, and acted, this movie will take you on an unexpected ride of emotions. Don't wait, run to the theater and see this gem, you won't be sorry!
Written October 07, 2012
Now I was being told constantly to read the book before watching the movie, but due to a short-notice date I went to see it. My sister had told me that the book was amazing and that it was very touching. I'm not the biggest fan of chick-flicks, but it was what I expected. When the movie started I had fallen in-love with the soundtrack and it's particular tone. The mood of the movie stayed in place and at a certain point you will be feeling a certain touch by the movie that will be moving. Overall, the movie was great and as I read right now, it's pertaining to the book very well. Sometimes movies really don't pertain to the movie whatsoever, but this turns out to be completely different. This is a wonderful movie and I recommend it for those above 13 .