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I was disappointed.,
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I waited on pins and needles for this to come out on video. I never got to the theater to see it. I finally rented it today and sad to say, I was not impressed.
I enjoyed the book and while I knew Hollywood would take some liberties, I was disappointed in how much was left out. Mainly, the dog plays a much more pivotal role in the novel. Being a German shepherd lover, I was looking forward to seeing this beautiful dog showcased in a main role. But Zeus played a minor character, used only to explain his presence at the dog kennel. The very essence of a shepherd, utmost devotion and ultimate protector, were left out.
Several of the scenes involving the ex-husband were not included. This would have gone a long way in explaining what scum he was. Not to mention, the picture included some more details in the book and made the fact that he found her way more believable.
Finally, I just couldn't buy into Efron's character. I'm sure he's a great actor. Honestly, I've never seen him in anything else. But he seemed so stiff to me and not a natural for this role. I felt Schilling acted circles around him.
I'm glad I didn't pay a movie ticket price to see this. I'm only out $3.99.
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Initial post: Oct 20, 2012 8:41:18 AM PDT
I totally agree with this comment. Zeus played a vital role in the story and it wasn't portrayed in the movie at all. My husband didn't read the book and as we were watching the movie, he could see how mad I was getting because they left so many important parts out. I think that at the end the book left you guessing, while the movie gave you a fairy tale ending.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 11:57:03 PM PST
In a movie that lasts less than 2 hours we see plenty of the dog. How it was waiting for him to get home, follows him everywhere and assists him and the ladies get the kennel going. The movie does a great job of portraying the people. I thought there were too many scenes with the creepy abusive ex. The movie as a stand alone was pretty great. It shouldn't be judged by the book.
Posted on Jan 1, 2013 5:34:23 PM PST
I agree with your assessment of zach he was so wrong for this role and was it me or did the lead actress look like a mother to him rather than a lover?
Loved the book...bated movie
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