They bastardized the books. In fact, that is exactly the statement I made to my husband last night, to which he responded, "That's not a word." I proved to him via Merriam Webster that it is, in fact, a word. I guarantee he'll start using it in conversation in a matter of weeks. But I digress.
My first issue - Becky is supposed to be British. British characters are always better than American characters. They fucked that up.
In fact, they fucked up pretty much everything they possibly could have, resulting in the movie not resembling the books really at all. So much of the irony was lost because they changed the timeline of things. They made her boyfriend her boss!
Anyway, I still enjoyed the movie for its lightheartedness and laughs.
But why do movie producers and screenwriters always have to fuck with everything? Did any of you see Eragon after reading the books? That movie was a fucking travesty. Running With Scissors was another one that made me want to cry with disappointment!
Do they not realize that most of the people who go to see these movies do so after loving the books? I don't get it.
The only exception I've seen so far is The Devil Wears Prada. The movie was soooooo much better than the book (which sucked ass, as far as I'm concerned).
What's the worst movie you've ever seen that was adapted from a book you loved?