I've been fortunate to attend two previews of the movie which comes out August 10th. Today I was asked which I liked best, movie or book. For the first time I have to say it's a toss up. That isn't usually the case. Yes, the movie is two hours and seventeen minutes long. It never lags. A couple of things were left out, but that's okay. Everything included is necessary. I love all the characters even Hilly!
I have now seen the movie three times (invitations that I couldn't turn down). Loved it every time tho. I am now reading the book. Have to agree with Mary that I loved both. They are a little different, but both are great.