Just dropping my thoughts on this while it’s fresh: It’s an oldie, but a goodie. Spoilers ahead.
I read the book maybe a year or two and it’s taken me this long to get around to watching the film adaptation. A long enough period of time that my memory was getting rough around the edges on specific plot details, so take what I say ahead with a grain of salt, but…
I feel like this is a really well done adaptation. Certain scenes are basically recreated exactly as I had seen them in my mind’s eye while reading, while others have been left out entirelly. Keeping to a reasonable two hours, it’s neither long nor short and the missing scenes don’t hinder the progression at all. The cinematography is great, and combined with excellent performances from the actors, I was moved to tears more than once. The music feels of the time, but it all works.
Summary: If you haven’t read it, read it. If you haven’t watched it, watch it. 5/5 tiny birds 🐦.