My Sister's Keeper, book vs movie

Canada
August 20, 2009 9:37am CST
Alright, Just a heads up, THERE WILL BE NO SPOILERS ALLOWED IN THIS DISCUSSION please and thank you. SO, As the usual, when books are made into movies, there is ALWAYS a difference in some way. The book and the movie, for My Sister's Keeper, the endings, are COMPLETELY different. Did I read the book? No. Did I see the movie yet? No. My own sister decided to blurt it out since she read the book, and then saw the movie. When she told me the difference in the endings, I won't lie, I ALMOST cried when she told me the ending of the book, and then ENRAGED that they wouldn't keep that ending for the movie. Granted, both endings are sad, but I think the ending in the book would have been more powerful for a movie, would have got some well deserved rewards if the actors could properly portray the emotions demanding of the book. So here's my question, since I haven't read the book, now seen the movie, if you have done BOTH, which ending did you prefer, that you were satisfied with, book or the movie?
2 responses
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
20 Aug 09
havent done eithre on this one. BUt like ya say some books made into movies just arent as good as the book and I think its because the actors arent good enough to pull it al loff the way the book is written
• Canada
21 Aug 09
True in some cases....but MAN would I have loved to have seen the book's ending acted out with the same actors...I think they COULD have pulled it off.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
21 Aug 09
that would have been cool!
@ljbinkop (744)
• United States
20 Aug 09
My daughter saw the movie with my Mother in Law, who had read the book first. I of course wanted to know why they wanted to see such a depressing flick in the first place! I'm more for the fantasy stuff, life is too depressing these days. To sort of answer your question, though, my mother thought the movie was very good, and liked the ending as it was written as well as how it was done in the movie. She was not sure why it was changed in the first place. Depressing is depressing anyway you look at it, so why bother to re-write? Is there really anything that can't be done on screen these days?
• Canada
21 Aug 09
I'm into Fantasy genre too, but still I like to watch a good teary flick, it's therapeutic in a way....like with us ladies, sometimes when it's the time of the month, it's VERY good to just watch a sad movie, get rid of all the tears and emotional flips and nerves, and you're good for the rest of the week.