This was a great movie and it told the story well. The directing and acting was pretty good too, the actor, John Malkovich did a great job of portraying Lenny. The three strengths of the film were the acting, emotion, and accuaracy to the book. Some important differences from the novel are that the wife is shown more, some of the language is different, you can see the facial expressions, and and u can see what's going on. I think the movie tells the story well. I would recommend it to anyone 13 and up because of the violence and language.