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I'm a fan of the book, so of course my expectations were set high I really wanted to enjoy this. I thought this adaptation was so lame, I understand having to cut things down or leave stuff out for TV and time purposes , watching the movie I felt like everything was just thrown together, the characters were so translucent it was hard to connect with Janie's character and how her strong foundation and character, the honesty. She was a woman who was deeply driven by the simplest and truest emotions, she just seemed like a woman who's only desire\reality was being thrown between men, a contented trophy wife. "yawn" I like Halle Berry but I would not recommend this movie, if your a fan of the book anyway.
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