"No, no, see that's where you've got it wrong - I really am that shallow..."If its possible, this movie actually improves on a really kick-ass book. Pity they haven't adapted more Hornby novels by now...Thanks for the Wednesday smile.
Yeah, High Fidelity and About a Boy are two rock-solid adaptations, and I can say that without even having read them. Then there's Fever Pitch (the American remake), which I would much rather read for a first time than watch for a second.Apparently the rights to A Long Way Down were bought by Johnny Depp, and that's supposed to be in the works. Then there's his newest book, Juliet, Naked, which sounds ready-made for an adaptation: "The book is about a reclusive 80s rock star who is forced out of isolation when the re-release of his most famous album brings him into contact with some of his most passionate fans."
Thanks for posting this - I feel like this film is totally uner appreciated -- Hornby adapts so well. I love Fever Pitch too.
I'm a big fan of "About a Boy" too. It's one of Hugh Grant's best performances.
RC, the original Fever Pitch or the remake? I've only seen the remake...so I'm assuming you're talking about the original with Colin Firth. ;-PI agree, Pat, and it's becoming apparent that it was one of Hugh Grant's last performances as well. I haven't seen anything he's done recently but it's looked like he's just mailed it in for the last five years.