Movie Monday (Why We Broke Up)Monday, July 02, 2012
Today, I am showcasing the book-turning-movie called Why We Broke Up. The book was published in December of 2011; I read the novel around spring break but couldn't find it interesting enough to write a whole review on it. I had too many complaints about the book; the only question remains, will the movie be worth seeing?
Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: December 27, 2011
Buy It: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
I'm telling you why we broke up, Ed. I'm writing it in this letter, the whole truth of why it happened.The one thing that the book has going for it is the structure. I really loved the structure of the novel and how the entire novel is a huge letter written by a girl who just got dumped. I don't know how well this will translate to film because of the cool structure, but it will be fun to watch and see how they do. The movie is being taken up by Fox.
Min Green and Ed Slaterton are breaking up, so Min is writing Ed a letter and giving him a box. Inside the box is why they broke up. Two bottle caps, a movie ticket, a folded note, a box of matches, a protractor, books, a toy truck, a pair of ugly earrings, a comb from a motel room, and every other item collected over the course of a giddy, intimate, heartbreaking relationship. Item after item is illustrated and accounted for, and then the box, like a girlfriend, will be dumped. --Goodreads
The film sounds promising enough, especially because they may have Hailee Steinfeld, star of 2010's True Grit, on board. (That is only a rumor, nothing is final at this point.)
What do you think about this book becoming a movie? Would you go see it?