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This movie was terrible! I just finished reading the book and I was really looking forward to seeing the movie, needless to say I was very disappointed! So much of the book was left out. Excuse me, but where was Mrs. Turner?! In the book she is described as being extremely ignorant and I did find her annoying, but her character should have been included in the movie! 2nd of all, what happened to Janie's trial? did Oprah just happen to forget about that? Also, in the book Janie is married to Tea Cake for 20+ years, but the movie made it seem like she was married to him for 10 minutes! The movie was extremely boring and I kept saying to myself "maybe it will get better" but it never did. Halle Berry was the wrong person for the role, I know some people on this board think Lynn from "Girlfriends" would have been best and maybe she would have, but I think Jada Pinkett would have been the perfect choice. Jada is a very underrated, but excellent actress (much better than Halle in my opinion). Many times during the movie, I felt like I was watching soft porn. The part where Halle and Michael Ealy put their tongues together? ugh! was that necessary? I was so disgusted at that point, I turned the channel. I want to remake the movie!!!!!!!! If I remade it the actors/actresses I would cast would be as follows:
Janie-Jada Pinkett Logan-same man who was in Oprah's version. Jody Starks-Danny Glover Tea Cake-The star of "Antwone Fisher" sorry, cant remember his name. Phoeby-Maybe Gabrielle Union, the woman in Oprah's version had no charisma.
This is the worst adaptation of a book ever and I am so disgusted with this movie that I am going to try to remake it myself! If anyone does it before me, I will be just as happy, as long as its better than this junk. But this time Ithey should make it into a mini series and it should be on HBO!
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