Book vs. Film – The Children Act

Book, because:

  • although Emma Thompson is excellent in the movie, I can’t forgive her for the atrocity that was Last Christmas.
  • I bawled (the movie, not so much).
  • the ongoing relationship between the central characters is more believable in print.



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    • I think I enjoyed the book because it was the first McEwan I’d read in a while that felt like a ‘return to form’ (there were a few around the time of Sweet tooth that didn’t do much for me).

  1. Thankfully, I didn’t see Last Christmas so my love for Emma can remain untainted. I’m tempted by this movie, so hoping that tempering my expectations will be enough.

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