Wednesday, October 29, 2008
About a Boy: Book vs. Movie
About A Boy
The Book Vs. The Movie
In honor of It Started With a Book Week....I will talk about About A Boy by Nick Hornby, with a film starring Hugh Grant.
I saw the movie for the first time in about 7th or 8th grade. I highly enjoyed it, though my family wasn't too into it....meaning I haven't seen it in quite awhile. However, around my freshmen or sophomore year in high school, I finally read the book. You see...I didn't know it was a book for awhile until I read another book by Nick Hornby, the author. I think this is the case for a lot of books/movies. You might read a book or know of it and fail to realize it has a movie...but more often, we go and see films that we never figure out are books, at least not for awhile.
I'm usually happy when I find out a movie is a book, mainly if I liked the movie of course, because it means I get the broader story. Movies are great, but books are better. That's my opinion at least.
When it comes to About a Boy, I really did love the movie, as I said above, and I still do....but again, the book is better. A lot of the movie was changed and for one thing, the book has more of the relationship between Marcus and Ellie, which I really enjoyed. If you're a fan of Kurt Cobain, you'll probably relate too or understand a lot of the emotions near the end.
Finally, I leave you (well, before the movie's trailer) with a little fact of information for all you Harry Potter lovers. Ellie, from About a Boy, is played by Natalia Tena...who plays Tonks in the Harry Potter films.