19 January 2009 | kopidd
So bad that it actually hurts...
When a book is so good as the book by which this film was made is, you kind of expect the movie, well, not to suck, but let's say you don't keep your hopes up very much, cause you usually end up disappointed (The Notebook doesn't count). But this... As little as my hopes were, this kept disappointing me throughout all hour and a half of its duration. I mean, come on!!! This is one of the most romantic and beautiful stories of which I read, and during the movie, I actually was bored, in the moments when I wasn't annoyed. The acting was terrible, as was the script. It seems like director wanted to include as much scenes from the book as possible, but then forgot to sort it by order, so everything was incredibly confusing and dull. The relationship of Step and Babi, which is very delicate and which is the main topic, was not appropriately unfolded, and not as much attention as it should was given to it,so everything looks emotionless and ridiculous. I must add that this ugly guy who plays Step has probably ruined any other re-reading of this book to me, cause I'll be imagining him as Step, and not the perfect guy as Step should be and as I imagined him before the stupid film. I give it 3 stars simply out of respect to the wonderful book which I recommend to everyone, and that lovely view of the sea and sunset. So... If you didn't read the book, just go do that and forget about the movie cause you just won't know what the hell is happening. And if you like the book, and want to see this movie, just skip that little part and go buy yourself the next part of the book named "Ho Voglia Di Te",and that will be time and money well spent. If you still decide to watch it, my voice will be in your heads telling you "I told you so!" all the time.