I am just finishing up listening to the audiobook version (unabridged) of this amazing book. It was read by an actress named Jenna Lamia. I had never heard of her before but she had me so mesmerized, I could scarcely leave my car, just didn't want to stop listening. She simply IS Lily Owens.
I had wondered if there had ever been a movie made from this book and if so, if she would play Lily. So I googled and found the author's website, which is a great read, too, by the way! http://www.suemonkkidd.com/Author.aspx
Anyhow, I did find out that there is a film and though Jenna Lamia is not in it, the cast looks good. So, I am wondering if anyone here has seen it and can offer a recommendation. The audiobook was 8 discs, unabridged but obviously, the movie can't be that long and so would have to be *adapted*. After loving the book so much, I hesitate to see someone else's vision of it. Does it do the book justice? Is it worthwhile to try to find it and rent it?
The movie was satisfying. I had read the book several years before, though - it is possible that seeing the movie right after the book would be more difficult, with so many details and nuances still in your head.