Thursday, May 1, 2008

A Follow-Up: Then She Found Me (the movie version)

Several posts ago, I mentioned that Elinor Lipman's Then She Found Me was made into a movie. Although the storyline seems to have taken some major deviations from the book, the film (which is Helen Hunt's directorial debut) has garnered some very positive reviews. If you're curious, you might want to check some of them out. Entertainment Weekly gave it a solid "B" and critic for The New York Times seemed to enjoy it as well.

I've decided to try and reserve most of my judgment until I've actually seen the film. While I understand why the screenwriters decided to focus on April's desire to have a child rather than her problems negotiating her complicated relationship with her adopted parents' legacy as Holocaust survivors as well as her relationship with her birth mother, April seems a little too desperate and needy for me (at least in the trailers). I suppose I will just have to wait and see.