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Brilliant storytelling, mesmerizing dreamy view of shadowlands of Heaven .....but read the book first..it outshines the movie
on January 30, 2016
Read the book to understand the movie. The book has less dreamscapes but more rich plot development where characters are believable and fully engaging. Small things like Susie s charm bracelet, and minor characters play a more intricate role in the book. The movie did an amazing CG work of weaving Suzie and her Heaven and outreach to her family - but misses the richness of the books probing depths into the rape of innocence , both the child and the era, the 1970s. Stanley Tucci gives a superb performance and truly captures the chilling sociopath without including all of his characters totally vile and depraved nature you will find in the book. I'm glad I had the roadmap of the book to light the way and bring the text to life----all the characters in the book are perfectly, well, brilliantly cast and when I read the book a second time the movie illuminated the authors vision in colorful and imaginative detail.