*could present spoilers* I saw this movie with my mom and it did not disappoint. We both read my copy of the book beforehand and enjoyed it thoroughly, so our expectations were high. Firstly, I think the casting was outstanding. From Theo to Mrs. Barbour, Boris, and even young Andy. The dynamic between every character, big and small, flows so naturally. Now when it comes to the set up of the movie, it could've been confusing to one who had not read the novel. For me, it made perfect sense and I enjoyed the back and forth between past and present. Scene by scene wise, I wish it would've been slightly less choppy. It seemed to me that the scenes where I would've wanted more to them (the energetic, more demanding scenes) were cut short and the slower scenes were really dragged out. There were whole sections of the book that were taken away that I wish they would've kept, but it didn't take away from the movie overall. Generally I think it was very hard-hitting, emotional, and captivating. Absolutely would recommend this movie as well as the book.