Tuesday, February 16, 2016
A Home at the End of the World
After reading the book this movie is based on, I was looking forward to the big screen adaptation, but I was fully expecting a not-so-great end result because of the difficulty of adapting such an intertwined novel.
Alas, I was right, as maybe half the book had to be left out of the screenplay, a move that hobbled the overall story. Colin Farrell and Dallas Roberts do a good job as the two close friends, and Robin Wright is very good as Clare, but ultimately the movie doesn't really engage.
The Bottom Line: Because of the lukewarm result, I would rather recommend the book than the movie, but then again, why miss a chance to ogle at Colin Farrell.