I’ve never liked a film adaptation more than the book. Really. I can’t think of one time.
Continuing my obsession with The Silver Linings Playbook movie (yes, I watched it four times in a row), it only made sense to give the novel a chance. So I read it. In one sitting (not because it was so enthralling; because it’s short).
So, this is a “first,” for sure:
- Watching a movie four times in a row
- Reading the book in one sitting
- And then immediately watching the movie again…for a fifth time.
I admit it. It sounds a little…crazy.
I hear there’s medication for this type of obsessive behavior.
But, seriously… I don’t care what others say about the book. I loathed it. I especially despised how Pat sounded so childlike. I cringed at how Tiffany was markedly more manipulative and mean than she was portrayed in the screen play, and how she very nearly was painted as a “cougar.” And I was bitter about the relationship–or lack thereof–with Pat Sr.
As I said, I watched the movie yet another time after I read the book, and I’ve decided to upgrade it. It is a great movie, with great acting, and an even greater screen adaptation.
Go, David O. Russell. Touchdown!
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