Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story (2011)

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An inspiring look at JK Rowling's rise to become one of the most influential writers-from her humble beginnings as an imaginative young girl and awkward teenager to the loss of her mother and the genesis of the Harry Potter phenomenon.




  • Magic Beyond Words, Lifetime Movie Network
  • Wesley MacInnes and Madison Desjarlais in Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story (2011)
  • Magic Beyond Words: The JK Rowling Story February 2011 Eliza with Poppy Montgomery
  • Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story (2011)
  • Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story (2011)
  • Magic Beyond Words: JK Rowling Story Television Movie February 2011 Eliza with Dir. Paul A. Kaufman

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24 February 2012 | neptunegalaxy
| It was all right, except they got her personality wrong,
I loved Poppy Montgomery acting, but I think they got J.K's personality all wrong. Any fan of J.K.Rowling that ever read some of her interviews, watch documentaries, maybe read a biography or at least bothered to know more about her besides the single-penniless-mother-writer slogan that came attached to her name would realize that she is not quiet like that.

Sure, they got her hair right, the sets, the atmosphere was great, but regarding other things (her personality, her reaction to things MOSTLY) I believe they just came up with. Like, they would look into a certain situation that we know for a fact that happen and just wonder what she would have done, instead of what she did, and by doing that they changed her personality completely. Its entertaining, but its not biographical.

For example, she wasn't at all somebody that would go around screaming I WANT TO BE A WRITER for everyone everywhere, she said many times she never felt like she could tell someone that. I don't remember much about the movie but I remember that at one point she screams with one of her teachers for some random reason... Every fan knows J.K.Rowling was an observer person, quiet as a kid and melancholic as a teenager, listening to The Smiths, always with her head in books, an eccentric person, with hysterical laughs and fun but also very introspective, had a serious depression after she came back from Portugal, etcetera. Its part of the common knowledge that fans have of her, and their J.K.Rowling is not like that at all.

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