Sneak Peeks at the Movies
June 06, 2011
We all like going to the movies, don’t we? Well, sometimes the movie doesn’t live up to all the hype that Hollywood has fed us. What a waste of $10 and an evening! If there was a good way to find out what the storyline was going to be, maybe we would choose to skip some of these "Big Blockbusters" that movie producers say we just must see.
I discovered five movies coming out this summer that you might think are worth your time and money. Each of these movies has been adapted from a book available at your local library branch. Check out the book or sound recording before going to the theatre, and find out if any of these movies might be of interest to you.
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen revolves round a young man who becomes the vet for the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on earth. Adventure, love, and betrayal are all found in this story. The DVD of this movie is coming soon and can now be put on hold for you.
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See is the story of two girls in 19th century China and their friendship from age seven. Friendship grows and then falls apart with a major betrayal.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett is the story of a young white woman in Jackson, Mississippi in the 1960’s and a group of black maids who work for her friends. Funny as well as sad, this story will impact you in unexpected ways.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson is the first of Larsson’s Millennium trilogy international bestseller. It is centered around the murder of a wealthy woman and the desire to find out the truth of her disappearance.
One Day by David Nicholls takes on the nature of male-female friendship, love and career in the post college years.
I hope you find at least one of these titles interesting enough to check out. At least, you won’t have spent $10 for nothing.
Camden Point Branch