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Not the Book, Book's way, way better
on September 13, 2015
The book is rich and textured, an amazingly epic roller-coaster ride. The movie is, ah, done well for, I guess, how the screenplay was written but strips out all the reasons to love/hate the characters. And also, like all movies I reckon, it condenses various scenes into small totally made-up scenes that will give the audience the thin broth of what's happening without any meat nor any comfort food. Ouch! Worth a watch but definitely not a second watch, and falls way, way short of the pleasure of the novel. Look at me, hey, look at me..... love that line, Travolta's perfect as Chili.