Along for the Ride
May 8, 2022 5:29am CST
I watched this movie on Netflix and there's some familiarity to it. I swore I've never seen it before but the name of the characters, the storyline, the place....I somehow knew it. It sounded like the book I've read before and so I googled it. And yes, it was a book of the same title by Sarah Dessen. I remember enjoying reading the book and getting into the character of Auden. But I simply couldn't find that connection in the movie. I think the movie was ok though but I just enjoyed reading the book more.
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• Gainesville, Florida
What was the name of the movie? I am an avid reader, and I always find that i like the books better than the movie versions. Like you, I always make a connection with the characters in the book. I think part of it is that you have more time when reading to develop that connection, where in a movie they have to tell the story in less than 2 hours. Also, there are many times when the “feel” of the written story just doesn’t translate well to the big screen.
Along for the Ride. The book was a short one and in fact they got everything in the movie. Sometimes, it's how it was directed or simply the actors weren't good enough. I could relate to Harry Potter in the movie, same with Katniss in the Hunger Games. And other movies from books too. But this one, there was nothing.
• Pikeville, North Carolina
I am a big fan of Sarah Dessen's writing and read the book this movie is based on when it came out. I follow her on Twitter and, before she took her sabbatical from the site and pared down her list of people she was following, it was mutual. She's been posting about this movie for months now and I look forward to watching it.