I haven't seen the movie, but I've read the book, and I loved it! There is a scene where Richard and Elise make love, and it is a big more graphic than usual, but it's not the whole point of the story. The point is that Richard makes Elise a free woman by allowing her to love freely. I hope to see the movie in the future, but I would highly recommend the book from what I've read. I thought this was a beautiful story.