I am always hesitant to see movies made from books I really loved. This one lived up to my imagination. The casting was excellent, a lot of the dialogue was straight from the text, the atmosphere was just right. One side character was changed from boy to girl in what seems a random decision, but nothing else stood out as “wrong” to me, the way things often do when filmmakers sometimes seem not to have read the books they’re working with.
Just as sad and beautiful as the book. Heartbreaking really.
Definitely in my top 10 for the year. (Although when you’ve only seen 18 movies so far, that’s perhaps a dubious honor.)