October 2022 Tidbit

We often say, “this would make a great movie” when reviewing books. What is the best book to fill adaptation in your opinion? What films were you most disappointed by? This was hard to list off the top of our heads so we asked friends that are up on “pop culture” to weigh in. This list is a collective effort. Tell us your opinion in the comments section.

Good adaptations (in no particular order):

The Color Purple

The Help (Janie Lambeth disagrees)

I Know This Much is True (Mini Series on HBO)

The Prince of Tides (up for debate- some people couldn’t stand Babs)

The Cider House Rules

The Silence of the Lambs

Bridget Jones Diary (Helen and Holly’s personal favorite!)

Terms of Endearment

Anna Karenina (The Jude Law one)

One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest

Crazy Rich Asians

Where’d you go Bernadette?

Where the Crawdads Sing

To Kill a Mockingbird

Little Women (The one with Winona Ryder and Christian Bale)

Jane Eyre (the newest one)

Sense and Sensibility


The English Patient (Holly’s favorite)

Stinkers/ Bombs:

The Goldfinch

Most Stephen King adaptations with exception of Misery and The Shining

All Michael Crichton adaptations

Hillbilly Elegy

Little Fires Everywhere (mini series on Hulu)

Twilight Series

The Great Gatsby (The Leonardo DiCaprio one)

The Lovely Bones (Helen kind of liked it)

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

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