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Many people balk at or are harsher critics of movies based on books. The usual rule is that books are better than the movie. If that's the case here, and I haven't read the book yet so I can't say for certain, then the book must be outstanding indeed! The movie has a playful, yet serious air about it that works very well. De Niro and Pfeiffer are in high form for this movie and Cox and Daines really do a wonderful job of making me believe the characters! Strong does an excellent job with Septimus, although there are times when the dialogue written for Septimus could have been more fluid.