If you loved the book . . . Successful Book to Movie Adaptations

If you loved the book. . .

Gone Girl (2014)
David Fincher’s latest masterpiece is a gritty, gruesome thriller. Based on Gillian Flynn’s bestseller and screenplay, Fincher’s adaptation is a brilliant accompaniment to the book. Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike bring Nick and Amy’s volatile relationship to perfect fruition in the film. Every pivotal scene is included in the adaptation and pays homage to the novel. Beware though, this movie is not for the faint of heart.
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The Help (2011)
The film takes the viewer into the social climate of Mississippi in the 1960s. It is a glance into a tumultuous era in America’s past. Viewers will laugh, cheer and cry during the movie. And yes, THE pie scene is included in the film.
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Atonement (2007)
The film adaptation is an homage to the beauty of the European countryside juxtaposed with the violence and grit of World War II. Ian McEwan’s tale of fated love and wartime horror transformed into a wonderful film nominated for seven Academy Awards.
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A Time to Kill (1996)
The cast alone – Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, Samuel L. Jackson, and Kevin Spacey – is reason to view this 1993 adaptation of John Grisham’s book. It is a thrilling ride into the judicial system and the politics often associated with justice. Matthew McConaughey gives his all in his portrayal of a young, Mississippi lawyer who fights for the innocent against all odds.
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The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Every line and scene you loved in the book is included in the film. Ansel Elgort is a newcomer, but he is the perfect Gus. Grab some tissues, it follows the book perfectly – both for the best and the worst.
The Fault In Our Stars Trailer

Romeo & Juliet (2013)
If you are a fan of Shakespeare, this is the Romeo & Juliet film for you. The film follows the play’s language perfectly and was even shot in Verona. It’s just the way Shakespeare would have wanted it, or so we imagine.
Romeo & Juliet Trailer