11 Jan 2007 Movies based on Books
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Katelin and I rented Hoot and How to Eat Fried Worms yesterday. So that kicked off this blog for me.

Hoot by Carl Hiaasen is a great book. The movie was entertaining, but didn’t follow too closely to the book. They got the gist of it, but it seemed like there were just easy things that could have been changed to more closely follow the book. Katelin and I agreed though that the movie was more entertaining because things were different and we didn’t know exactly how things would happen in the movie. I recommend both the book and movie for everyone to check out.

How to Eat Fried Worms was a great movie. It does gross you out with the different recipes made to eat the worms, but very entertaining. I haven’t read the book by Thomas Rockwell, but want to now after the movie. Then I can compare how closely they are. Great movie, it did recieve it’s PG rating for a reason.

Last week I rented Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants after Tim’s mom and sisters spoke so highly of the movie. I had been wanting to watch it, but hadn’t yet, so I finally rented it. Cute movie! Now I am reading the book by Ann Brashares and have so far been disappointed by things the movie changed from the book, but on the other hand am glad it is different, because it is keeping my interest in reading the book. If it was word for word everything exact I’d have to fight myself to read the book. Eric in the movie is some beach-blond guy, but I have heard in the book is Hispanic, so I’ve expected that difference, but didn’t expect the scene of how the pants were found and the girls finding out their magic to be so different.

Another movie that is great, and the book is too is Because of W inn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo. This movie did perfectly in following the book. My mistake was watching the movie first. I loved the movie so much that I had to read the book, but had a hard time reading with already knowing quote for quote what was going to happen. If you haven’t seen Because of Winn Dixie yet, I definitely recommend it, but be sure to read the book first.

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5 Responses

  1. 1
    Anonymous 

    Hey Dana,
    Since your in the book reading/movie watching mode I have three for ya. My daughter Kaleigh and I read three books by Janette Oke. And we just sat down last week to watch the movies. Of course we smiled, cried, smiled, cried and after the third one we wanted more!!!
    The movies are called “Love comes Softly; Love’s Enduring Promise;Love’s Long Journey”. We enjoined them all. These would be great movies for you and your sister to enjoy together! Happy reading and watching as your away from Timmy!!
    Missing ya,
    Kym

  2. 2
    Anonymous 

    Dana-
    I LOVE The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. There are 3 more books in the series (the 4th one came out this week). I’ve read the first threee and I loved them. I definatly reccomend the other three, however some of the actions of the girls are quite questionable (regarding boy/girl relationships). Anyways i hope you enjoy the book!
    ~Kimmy

  3. 3
    Anonymous 

    There is a 4th movie now in the Janet Oke series. “Love’s Abiding Joy”. It was out for Christmas.
    Kelly

  4. 4
    Dana Delynn 

    I will have to look into Janette Oke. I think Katelin has my “Loves Abiding Joy” book…I’ll have to read those and get the movies.

    I just finished reading “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.” I was surprised by some of the language and actions of the girls…I’m interested in reading the other 3 though.

    Right now I’m reading “Small Steps” the sequel to “Holes” by Sachar.

  5. 5
    Dana Delynn 

    I just realized I didn’t write about “Holes” in my blog. That was another great book and movie. I watched the movie first. They did a good job capturing the scenes they did, but there were still lots of new things in the book to keep my attention.