Thursday, November 17, 2022

Thursday Movie Picks #436: Book Adaptations

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This week's Thursday Movie Picks is Book Adaptations


This is coming a little late. Anyway, I'm picking some of my recent watches, which were all adapted from YA books I haven't read.

The Map of Tiny Perfect Things (2021)
This is a charming gentle teen drama about two teens stuck in a time loop repeating the same day. Each day they go out looking for a new adventure to stave off the boredom of being stuck and find perfect things like seeing a skateboarder complete a perfect trick, witnessing a bird of prey swooping into the water catching a fish and watching a treehouse lit up with fairy lights; all moments they would've have missed if they had not lived the same day again, while also trying to figure out why they are stuck and and how to escape it.

Rosaline (2022)
Adapted from a book that is a modern retelling of Romeo and Juliet from the perspective of Rosaline, you know the girl Romeo had been infatuated with and conveniently forgot about when he met Juliet, in a high school setting. The movie, however, changed the setting back to Renaissance Italy, which I'm glad as it made it a lot more fun to watch with the costumes and beautiful sets and locations. The movie is also funny and Rosaline played by Kaitlin Dever is pretty good as the title character.

Catherine Called Birdy (2022)
I love this, it was so much fun and just very favourite of today's theme. The movie follows Birdy a 14 year old girl in medieval England as she navigates becoming a young woman and trying to avoid getting married off by her family to some rich suitor in order to prevent them from getting bankrupt. The cast is great in this especially Bella Ramsey who plays the title character and just has that she belongs in medieval England, which I suppose was why she was in Game of Thrones too.


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  1. I haven't seen any of your picks this week. If Lena Dunham wasn't involved with Catherine Called Birdy, I think I would've watched it because I like the cast, but she makes me not want to see it. - Brittani (Blogger is being dumb and I know this comment will say it's anonymous)

    1. Why? is Dunham involve in some kind of scandal?

  2. I've not seen any of these films but the first and third one sound intriguing.


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