Book vs Movie, Part 2

OK-I’ve seen the movie version of Then She Found Me, starring Helen Hunt and Bette Midler. We saw a screener copy, meaning that it had an unfinished look. The color was off in several scenes-sometimes everything had a greenish tinge. I was more disturbed by Helen Hunt’s thinness though-she looked positively gaunt. I don’t know if she always looks like that, or if it was for the role.


The movie was nothing like the book. The only thing that carried over from the book was Bette Midler’s character Bernice. I guess that’s why Helen Hunt bought the rights to the book-to keep that character. Bette Midler was perfect in the role-loud, brash, in-your-face, but with a longing to be a part of April’s life. Everyone else in the movie was just so-so; the characters weren’t fully developed, so you didn’t really care about any of them.
The movie was so different from the book that you had to forget what you had read in order to follow the movie. Once you did that, you could watch the movie on its own..
All in all, I liked the book better-but isn’t that what usually happens?

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One Response to Book vs Movie, Part 2

  1. Beth says:

    But what about Colin?

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