We'd read the book years ago, after our friend No Blog Nita recommended it. We loved it. We recommended it to everyone we knew. We read it again. And yet it never occurred to us that someone would make it into a movie.
When we heard that someone had, we were a little bit nervous. Would they do it right? What would they compromise? What would they butcher?
Last night my sister Bonnie and I went to see "The Secret Life of Bees." We laughed. We cried. We gasped. We loved it. I said to her at the end, "If you didn't think it was perfect, please don't tell me." She said, "I thought it was perfect."
See it. See it with your sister, if you have one. If not, go with your girlfriend. It's perfect.