Monday, September 10, 2018

Monday Movie #Review: Carolina Moon

Movie Title: Carolina Moon
Released: 2007
Directed by: Stephen Tolkin
Starring: Clair Forlani, Oliver Hudson & Chad Williett
Based on: Carolina Moon by Nora Roberts
Run Time: 95 mins
A woman who has psychic visions returns to her hometown to exorcise her demons, and finds both danger and love.

Based on the book of the same name the movie was a wonderful adaptation.  As I personally saw the movie first when I read the book the characters sounded like they did in the movie. 

I believe they choose some great actors to portray the book characters. And while I know the accents left much to be desired, they still captured the small town feel and the dealings of the trauma coming back to life for so many.

It wasn't until I read the book that I realized that the sheriff was supposed to be black and that some characters were missing from the movie. In the book, Tory isn't as alone as the movie portrays her as being.  There are some other small changes, like characters that are missing and a few of the crimes are more than in the novel but still a pretty good adaptation. Maybe because I saw the movie first this story was very haunting and remained in my mind for years before I even read the book.  

I would recommend it. It's a little harder to find but if you have Netflix you can rent the DVD because for whatever reason none of the streaming services have the rights to the movies. UGH.  Or you can rent it for $3.99 on amazon.  
Bring popcorn and enjoy my loves,

No comments:

Post a Comment