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    Quote Originally Posted by nlmcp
    I saw this with my daughters and they loved it. One is a huge fan of the books and pointed out some differences, the other had only read the book once and thought the movie was great. I liked it too, without having read any of the books. Both of my girls thought Bridget was a bit much. They now both want to go to Greece.
    Yes, there were a few differences (aren't there always?) but I honestly liked one of the main differences better in the movie than the book. The story with Lena and Kostos was much better in the movie- it was uncomfortable reading in the book, I thought. The other differences were just characters, like having brothers or sisters.
    I also agree with you Lah that I thought I was watching Rory Gilmore during the show and was waiting for Loralie to jump out ( ) because her characters are the same, but I still think she was perfect for Lena anyway.

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    I'm going to see this with my mom soon, because we both read the book.

    Bridget is my favorite character in the book, but I didn't like the way she looked in the previews. Not at all how I pictured her.

    Hopefully I'll think it is good. (I'm known to have weird taste in movies. )

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    when you say it's a crying movie, is this in a good way and does it still have a happy ever after, or does it end crappy with someone dying or something? I like movies that make me cry, but they need to have a HEA. I can't stand movies where someone dies in the end. I go to the movies for fiction, not reality. (odd I know for someone who is a reality tv junkie!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by justCoz
    when you say it's a crying movie, is this in a good way and does it still have a happy ever after, or does it end crappy with someone dying or something? I like movies that make me cry, but they need to have a HEA. I can't stand movies where someone dies in the end. I go to the movies for fiction, not reality. (odd I know for someone who is a reality tv junkie!)
    Actually, it's both. It is reality, so you may not like it. (can I spoil here??) See below. (and I probably didn't do it right, but hopefully it will work

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    It has a good ending, but yes, there is a death during it. It's a very emotional movie, with all of the characters dealing with different issues. It makes you cry with sadness, but also of happiness as well.

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    If that was aimed at me: a crying movie could be ANYTHING that makes me cry. I used to cry a lot, but now *looks at belly* I cry a LOT. I cried at the Incredibles, and not just once. I saw someone crying in the previews, so I know I'll be crying when I watch it
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    I guess I am the opposite of all of you. I thought that of all the characters Bridget was most like what i had imagnied she would be and I liked her story the most. On the other hand, I was very disappointed that they changed Lena's story. I thought it had much more depth in the book, they didn't have to make it "Romeo & Juliet".

    Overall though I had a great time watching the movie and can't wait to see it again

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    haven't read the book, but loved the movie. it's adorable and i think it proved that these four young actresses and surely up-and-comers (at least in the girl's who were bridget's and carmen's case) and that alexis bledal and amber can do mainstreamed teenaged-chick-flicks and not only the silver screen.

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    Finally saw this yesterday...I really liked it.

    I don't get why they changed some things (The Lena/Kostos storyline, Eric, Brian) but overall, if was a really good movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamer
    Finally saw this yesterday...I really liked it.

    I don't get why they changed some things (The Lena/Kostos storyline, Eric, Brian) but overall, if was a really good movie.
    I'm not sure why they changed story lines either (and from the book I can't remember Eric or Brian?) I wondered if they changed the Lena /Kostos story to keep the PG rating. If they followed it from the book, they may have had to change it to PG13.(?)

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    i have been recommending this one to everyone i know - it is so rare to find a touching, funny, sad story like this that is done so well on the big screen.

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