I did see it Thursday night. I found it very hard to get interested in, for about the first 30 or 40 minutes. It opened
up with too much of a crescendo. Anne Hathaway's part also came so early in the story that I could not muster
up much emotion and I was not ready for her terribly emotional part. As I said, I could not get into it in the
beginning. After I was able to concentrate on the story and not notice the details, it was a beautifully written
story about life and survival and hate and love and God.
Every time I saw the play or when I saw this movie, I think about my Grandfather who passed his book on
to us, since it was his favorite novel. It makes me think of the power of the story and how strong one must be
to survive. My Grandfather died when I was 3 months old. I was his first grandchild, and he was so happy when
my Mom and I came home from the hospital to stay in his home.
Somehow, when I read the book or saw the play or the movie, I feel him reaching out to me. And I think he is
telling me that life is not at all easy, but love and kindness is at the root of it all.
I hope you will tell me what you think when you see the movie, Mary. I definitely recommend it.