The other night, I finally got around to watching ONE FOR THE MONEY. Heigl's "NJ accent" almost ruined the whole thing for me, but once I got past that, I thought it was a decent adaptation. Not the best I've seen, but one that was true to the tone and story of the book it was based on.
This got me to thinking about other movies based on books I've enjoyed. The first five that came to mind were:
The Harry Potter films
IT (the mini-series with Tim Curry as Pennywise)
A Time to Kill (It's not my fave of Grisham's books, but I think it's the best adaptation)
Bridget Jones' Diary
Gone Baby, Gone
My least favorite book to movie adaptation is WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE.
I HATE the movie, love the book.
Tell me KILLER FRIENDS: Which books turned into movies do you love? Which do you hate?