Jeff Bridges spent twenty years trying to get this book made into a film, with his father Lloyd Bridges to play the title character, but he had a hard time getting studio backing. My guess is wiser heads saw the difficulties of translating this particular book to the screen, but now with films like The Hunger Games making huge box office bucks I’m guessing the risk seemed worth it. Sadly the lacklustre reviews and box office results prove they probably should have kept the book on the shelf a bit longer, and director Philip Noyce could have found something else better to do with his time.
Meryl Streep is the Wicked Witch of The Community.
Did we really need a love story subplot?
"Just sit right back and you'll here a tale a tale of a fateful trip."
Welcome to Pleasantville.
"Soylent Green is people!"
Jeff Bridges seen here explaining to Brenton that story and character don't matter.
Gone Baby Gone.
"Beam me up, Asher!"
A fantastic read awaits you.