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Do NOT go and see My sisters keeper, unless you want to blub and scream! SPOILER

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lisad123 Wed 01-Jul-09 00:16:05

Well properly not the best film for me to see given whats happening here blush but liked the book and havent read it recently so did forget certain parts.

But I blubed my way though it and then nearly screamed because they cahnged the ending!! god I will never ever watch that film again.

misdee Wed 01-Jul-09 07:47:39

i feel cheated.

they changed character names.

they left out loads (which i expected as its a big book)

they changed storylines.

They changed the ending. which was pants. and rubbish.

angry

Northernlurker Wed 01-Jul-09 08:00:43

Changing the ending is always a bad thing because it manages to ruin a book as well as wrecking the film!

girlylala0807 Wed 01-Jul-09 08:10:45

Changed the ending?

Thats no good.

The book was very thought provoking, wont be going to see it now.

yappybluedog Wed 01-Jul-09 08:13:06

how can they change the ending? everyone must know how it ends in the book?

PortAndLemon Wed 01-Jul-09 08:59:01

I assume that's why they changed it -- so you still get a sense of surprise. But changing most of what people liked about the book seems distinctly odd if you're trying to make a successful movie.

Bucharest Wed 01-Jul-09 09:01:49

I've yet to see a film that was even half as good as a good book, so although I loved this book, (and cried throughout) I'll give the fillum a miss I think, and preserve my blubby memories!

Babieseverywhere Wed 01-Jul-09 09:09:52

So what was the new ending ?

Thanks for the review I will save my money for another film.

misdee Wed 01-Jul-09 09:29:03

aunt zanne is now kelly hmm.

jesse is not what he is in the book.

anna doesnt die.

julia isnt in it hmm

fortunatly it was cheap cinema day, so only wasted £4.90

a lot of disappointed people in the cinema last night.

Tillyscoutsmum Wed 01-Jul-09 09:31:12

Changing the ending is ridiculous imo... That's the only thing that stopped it being a mediocre book ...

Babieseverywhere Wed 01-Jul-09 09:31:30

Good grief,not much of the book left from the sound of it

LouLovesAeroplaneJelly Wed 01-Jul-09 09:31:33

A friend of mine went to a book signing with Jodie Picoult and was she was talking about how they had changed the ending. Even though she was the author she did not have the right to tell them to leave it as it should be (something to do with the rights etc). It is like making a movie about the titanic and it not sinking.

misdee Wed 01-Jul-09 09:35:16

dh tld me not to see it as i would be disappointed and moan about it, like i always do after seeing films based on books.

mindalina Wed 01-Jul-09 09:37:03

shock

can't believe they changed the end, how bizarre

yappybluedog Wed 01-Jul-09 09:46:37

I agree,Tillyscoutsmum, the only memorable bit of the book

SparklyGothKat Wed 01-Jul-09 11:01:21

The major twist in the book and they changed it... was very gutted tbh, its what made the book, the ending, coz you are not expecting it..

PortAndLemon Wed 01-Jul-09 11:10:36

I suppose their thoughts may have been that
(a) the ending in the book was good because people weren't expecting it
(b) everyone will have read the book and be expecting that ending, so it won't be good any more
(c) so we'll give them a different ending that they aren't expecting and that will be good again

Which is, of course, the danger of designing films by committee...

BONKERZ Wed 01-Jul-09 11:14:44

well i went to see it last night not having read the book and i think it was absolutley fantastic, i blubbed all the way through and had to stop myself sobbing uncontrollably! I think it was made in a way as to touch your heart and break it as if you were in the film.

What happens in the book then? i presume the sister donates her kidney and dies?

PortAndLemon Wed 01-Jul-09 11:17:53

Not exactly -- the sister sues for the right not to donate her kidney (for reasons as given in the movie) but then after winning her case is knocked down by a car and dies. Her kidney is then donated to the elder sister anyway (the guardian bloke gets to decide) and the elder sister does pull through the surgery and live (because, she thinks, Anna took her place in heaven).

EdwardBitMe Wed 01-Jul-09 11:22:51

So what happens in the film now?
I'm not shelling out a tenner to see a poor film of a mediocre book, but I'd still like to know!!

BONKERZ Wed 01-Jul-09 11:23:04

oh blimey....thanks god that was not the ending in the film because i swear i would have broken down!

PortAndLemon Wed 01-Jul-09 11:25:34

In the film now

...SPOILER...

...SPOILER...

Anna doesn't donate her kidney (because, as in the book, Kate doesn't want her to because she is ready to die and doesn't think she'd survive the surgery anyway), Kate dies, and the rest of the family start to rebuild their lives.

(I think. I haven't actually seen it)

EdwardBitMe Wed 01-Jul-09 11:27:39

That is a shite (film) ending! The shock ending of the book was it's only redeeming feature!

TrillianAstrahasaJOB Wed 01-Jul-09 11:30:42

That is a stupid ending. But I wasn't going to see it anyway, so thanks for summarising for me

PortAndLemon Wed 01-Jul-09 11:35:52

If I'm going to be the sole source of information for so many people on the film ending, I wish I'd got more creative.

In the film now

...SPOILER...

...SPOILER...

Anna decides not to donate the kidney, but aliens from the planet Zarg arrive on Earth and heal Kate using their wonderous Freem Ray. Then they take the whole family with them on a voyage across the galaxy to Zarg, where they learn the secrets of the universe and emerge as happier and wiser people. However, by the time they get back to Earth something has gone Terribly Wrong and it is inhabited by hyper-evolved super-intelligent chimpanzees.

<stands back and admires handiwork>

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