Along for the Ride

By Toni
@toniganzon (69086)
Philippines
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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@LadyDuck (386562)
• Switzerland
8 May
Most of the time movies made after books are not as good as the book.
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@toniganzon (69086)
• Philippines
10 May
Right.
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@moffittjc (104051)
• Gainesville, Florida
9 May
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.
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@toniganzon (69086)
• Philippines
10 May
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.
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@moffittjc (104051)
• Gainesville, Florida
11 May
@toniganzon Nothing ruins a good book like a bad movie version of it! Lol
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@toniganzon (69086)
• Philippines
13 May
@moffittjc Yes and I can only hope that people have read the book instead of just watched the movie.
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@arunima25 (72249)
• Bangalore, India
8 May
I have not watched the movie and not read the book either. Most of the movies based on books do not do a good justice to the book.
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@toniganzon (69086)
• Philippines
10 May
Most yeah. Coz most movies could not really express majority of what's in the book. But this one, it has everything that twas written in the book. It was probably the actors and the actresses or probably it wasn't well directed.
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@arunima25 (72249)
• Bangalore, India
11 May
@toniganzon A good direction and good deliveries by the actors are very important for any movie to be impressive.
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@toniganzon (69086)
• Philippines
13 May
@arunima25 Exactly! But directing bears the more weight. No matter how good the actors are when they're directly poorly, it'll turn out awful.
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@MrDenata (957)
• Indonesia
8 May
Last nite, i watched it but didnt finished.
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@toniganzon (69086)
• Philippines
10 May
Too boring if you haven't read the book.
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@MrDenata (957)
• Indonesia
10 May
@toniganzon and yesterday i tried once again and still after 10 minutes i closed the apps
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@toniganzon (69086)
• Philippines
10 May
@MrDenata I only continued watching it because I know what's going to happen in the end. I think the directing was really not good.
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@DWDavis (20057)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
8 May
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.
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@toniganzon (69086)
• Philippines
10 May
It's on Netflix and you can watch it now.
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@DWDavis (20057)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
11 May
@toniganzon The missus and I are going to watch it this weekend.
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@toniganzon (69086)
• Philippines
13 May
@DWDavis Hope you'd enjoy the movie.
@RebeccasFarm (65740)
• United States
8 May
Strange that how the book does not correlate with the film.
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@toniganzon (69086)
• Philippines
10 May
They did. IN fact the film was exactly as how the book was written.
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• United States
11 May
@toniganzon Oh sorry I misread then
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@toniganzon (69086)
• Philippines
13 May
@RebeccasFarm the film was just flat boring
@moonandstars (57591)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
10 May
glad that you read the book just, what is it about?
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@toniganzon (69086)
• Philippines
10 May
A teenage story.
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
12 May
@toniganzon o, i see. thank you.
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@CarolDM (182052)
• United States
8 May
Too bad the movie wasn't as good as hoped. Sometimes the connection is just not there.
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@toniganzon (69086)
• Philippines
10 May
The movie was good. Not just good for me.
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@CarolDM (182052)
• United States
10 May
@toniganzon I understand.
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@JudyEv (274941)
• Rockingham, Australia
9 May
I usually prefer the books to the movies but sometimes it's the other way round.
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@toniganzon (69086)
• Philippines
10 May
Yeah sometimes that happens to me too.
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@LindaOHio (91468)
• United States
8 May
Glad you enjoyed the book.
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@erictsuma (9506)
• Mombasa, Kenya
8 May
It seems the movie is nice, i will watch the movie
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