I read the book back when I was nine or so and sobbed my eyes out, but loved the story and the message. I still cried, even knowing what was to come. Why? Because it was so sad, yes, but because it was so beautiful. The movie is made to convey a lesson, something young children probably won't understand unless they have a highly inquisitive mind. Many children and adults were misled by the trailers. I personally thought they changed the story when I saw them and was, to put it mildly, angry. The marketing was the problem for most young kids, and I'm really sorry that so many were deceived, but the story is wonderful for those of an older age (maybe 10 and up) and sends amazing messages. While I love the movie, there are some things that can be improved, such as a familiar face showing up in the ending. Not spoiling anything else. I say go and watch this movie if you think you can understand it.