I too loved the book, and cried my eyes out at the abuse sections - so I worried about seeing that portrayed in the movie.
So, I won't be going to the movie - seeing it and hearing it larger than life, is not my idea of entertainment.
When it comes out on dvd, I may watch it then, at least I can fast forward, or leave the room during those parts.
I just bought the book too, I will wait till the movie is out on dvd to see it. I have a strict rule about watching movies in the theater. The movies have to justify being seen on a big screen, its just too expensive to go see a movie just because.
The reviews I've heard on this movie have been great so far and I LOVE Reese Witherspoon. I had no idea it was from a novel though, and I generally agree that the books are always better than the movie, although I think if you see the movie before you read the book sometimes it's better that way. I have a gift card to the local theater so maybe this one will be worth spending it on.
It's not about the color of the ribbon but the quality of the ride. Having said that, I'd like the blue one please!
I heard that the book was written as an entry to a contest as to "writing a book in one month", and also, that the beating scenes are very graphic, bit digitalized (sp?) for the movie and no animals were harmed during filming.
I do like that flashy Paint Reese is riding....
"My doctrine is this, that if we see cruelty or wrong that we have the power to stop, and do nothing, we make ourselves sharers in the guilt.”
― Anna Sewell
Probably won't see it. I had to stop reading the novel when the abuse got too sickening for me. Guess I'm a wimp. I can't watch movies where people are being tortured either, even if it is "only a movie".
I did read the ending, though, and thought it was satisfactory. (Trying not to be a spoiler!)