White Oleander....the movie

  1. Have any of you watched the movie White Oleander? I read the book about a year ago and loved it.
  2. 15 Comments

  3. by   emily_mom
    Didn't like the book, so I probably won't watch the movie.
  4. by   semstr
    loved the book, haven't seen the movie yet.
  5. by   Sarah, RNBScN
    Saw the movie the other night. How sad? The mother was a pyscho...poor child never had a chance with that winner? Is it a true story? I am sure there are similar true ones out there. I watched it to the end but I wouldn't recommend it.
  6. by   subec
    Loved the book, but I never did get to see the movie.

    Is it out on video yet?
  7. by   passing thru
    Yes, it is out on video. DVD I saw it last week and liked it a lot. I didn't think it was depressing and the acting was superb. So was the scenery.
    I like a dramatic movie. I am tired of watching 50+ year old male actors running thru jungles and car chases, and so called chase and action movies with no plot and no acting--simply watching "stunts".
    I like to watch actors "act." And observe their talent.
  8. by   Paprikat
    Loved the book, hated the movie. Was disappointed, they left alot out, sure the acting was great, but I left the movies irritated. I know the book can never be like the movie, but I just felt they left alot of stuff out. Go see it and let me know what you think...
  9. by   NancyRN
    The book was one of the best I've ever read. Janet Fitch is a wonderful author!

    The movie left so much out, if I hadn't read the book I'm sure I couldn't have followed the story. I liked it anyway but read the book first.
  10. by   maggie7
    I enjoyed the book on tape during a trip. Oprah read it to me. She's a very good reader and I enjoyed it. Sounds like I would be disappointed with the movie.
  11. by   RNonsense
    Haven't seen it/read it yet. I did hear the movie was good though!

    So many movies I haven't gotten to see because I haven't read the book yet.
  13. by   nakitamoon
    Missed the book,,, normally wouldn't of watched the movie,,, till I got to the book,,,,,,

    But,,, watched the movie on my flight home from vacation a few weeks ago,,,, on the "red eye" from nevada,,,, to florida,,,,,

    Was intense,,, But now I will have to read the book,,,, can't say I enjoyed it,,,, wasn't type of movie for enjoyment,,,, did make you think,,,, Nik~
  14. by   ucandoit
    I think I am gonna burn it! Will get back with ya after I watch it!