Friday, December 2, 2011

SARAH'S KEY by Tatiana De Rosnay

Well ... it's not often that a movie version moves me as much (or nearly as much) as the original book. But, I watched SARAH'S KEY last night, and, found myself gasping and crying in several places, and it took me straight back to the feelings I had when I first read the book.


Read my review of the book HERE!




I highly recommend the movie. I'm not a fan of subtitles, but I really enjoyed this and was not distracted by the reading involved. :)

My husband watched it with me, and he's not read the book. He was moved. He said it wasn't his favorite, but he enjoyed it.

I loved it, and will definitely be purchasing my own copy of the movie for my collection.

12 comments:

  1. Looks amazing Margo! Definitely on my watch list now. Thanks for sharing!

    EJ

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  2. I bought this film the other day and am saving it to watch over the Christmas. I am thrilled to read here that the film is as good as the book. I loved the book!

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  3. I've added it to my Netflix queue.

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  4. This is the first I have heard of either the book or the movie.

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  5. I have the book on my tbr list, didn't know there was a film too :-)

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  6. I'm not familiar with this title.
    I love sub-titles in movies because after a couple of moments you are fully immersed in the film.
    Saw "Crimson River" with Jean Reno yesterday and a truly great story was botched because of the English overdubbing (voiceover). Half the time could not discern what they were saying and the music was too loud.
    I know you were talking about something else;sorry.

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  7. A sign of a great movie with subtitles is when the subtitles aren't a distraction. I'll have to watch this.

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  8. Hello!
    That is so cool when a movie doesn't disappoint.
    xx

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  9. Oh....I didn't know it was a movie. The book was heartbreaking enough, though. I can't imagine seeing it on the screen.

    THANKS for the information.

    Nice blog.

    NEW FOLLOWER

    Elizabeth

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

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  10. After we had both finished it, it turned out we had the same opinion about it also. The book is good and has a good story line but we both agreed that the main character was too obsessed (which honestly ruined it for me). I don't want to go into too much detail and ruin the book for you, but I really thought the ending was a bit disappointing. I don't know what I was expecting but that just wasn't it. It had a good climax but the ending was too good for the way the book was going.

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  11. I've reviewed the book and I've seen the movie. Personally, the film was only marginally better than the book, but quite honestly, the book is poorly written. I love French history and was highly disappointed with how de Rosnay chose to use this historical event. The MC, Julia, was a total distraction from Sarah's story and I only wish that de Rosnay had really focused on creating a historical novel. And the ending just never seemed to end. But, we all have different opinions and it doesn't hurt to give something that interests us as readers a try!

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