I FINALLY got to watch The Sun Is Also A Star movie after waiting forever for it to come out on digital and then forgetting to watch it for a couple weeks. My movie theater closed for renovations right when this one hit theaters.
Anyway, if anyone hasn't seen it yet, I highly encourage you to. I wasn't sure how I'd feel about the movie, but, from the first few seconds, I was hooked. I've never seen a book to movie adaption that so fully captures the spirit of a book and really dives into and encapsulates what makes the book itself unique in special. Though it's been years since I read the book, what always stands out to me about it is how much it thinks about time and how it also looks at how we're all connected and every event is connected. I wasn't sure if the movie would acknowledge these little breaks from Daniel and Natasha that made the book so special, but they completely encapsulated this nature and the little science profiles as well. These breaks of images and narration and the way they'd zoom out of the main characters and make you look at some random person who comes back later gives it the exact same vibe as the book.
I also feel like the movie was pretty faithful to the book. It's one of the best YA movies I've seen, and it had a vibe that I think would give it broad crossover appeal.
The Sun Is Also A Star: Review Here
Links of Interest:
Into YA with Sonia Hartl: Here
Have A Little Faith In Me: Review Here
Empathy Factor Podcast: Here
That's Not What Happened: Review Here