It's been well-received generally, so that's a good sign. I don't know how broad the distribution will be, but if it doesn't show in Ann Arbor we're going to show it somehow.
It's been nearly eight years in the making. The director first pushed for making a play — she did that in New York City, and I loved it. Then she asked if she could do a movie. So I've kind of gotten to know her over 10 years. I've been able to consult and give my two cents.
I'll say it is a really good movie. It's different than the book. I think the book is a lot darker than the movie, and you'll have a different feeling in the end. Whether it's exactly like the book or not, it doesn't really matter. It's shorter, distilled, and they didn't put all the really bad stuff in there — the drugs, you know.
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