Written on: 05/03/2011 by Ebee93 (3 reviews written)
As the book by Zoe Heller was such a well written peice, it was almost ready to become a film, and with two powerful female leads set to play the main characters Sheba and Barbra, i held this film in high expectations. Although i was not under the influence the film would be true to the book as a whole, i was highly disappointed by the lack of similar events. From the very first scene the film has changed itself so far from the book that it is a completely different film. Dench and Blanchett offer superb characters with the correct about of sexual tension, anger and unease between them. However the novel offered a much more subtle view of Barbra's obession, compared to the film, where right from the begining she appeared obbsesive. With the film even having added moments such as accounts of a restraining order against Barbra and the final scene where Barbra meets a new friend who is similar to Sheba in every way. Overall the whole film was poor. If i had not gotten so attached to such a well written book it may not have been a dissapointment, however if you enjoyed the book, avoid this film.