I promised myself to not post anything other than Korea related, but I cannot help myself with this one. The book is one of my favourite novels of all time and I have been waiting for the movie since for-ever! Ever since Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt’s company picked it up to make a movie and star in it. But then I guess when their marriage went kaput, so did the movie.
I picked up the book by chance when I was traveling to Kuala Lumpur about 6 years ago. I had already bought probably books that can fill half my luggage bag, but my book allowance was still open. I remember I had about RM 50 and the book cost me about RM45-ish. There was only 1 book on display in front of the store, but upon reading the book synopsis on the back of it, I just knew this book was going to dive into a plastic bag for me to take back to the hotel and pack into my already half full luggage. I did not regret the purchase and I even spurred a friend to go buy it. With this much love for the book, it is inevitable that I have huge expectation for the movie.
Casting wise, the main casts are a total win, in a preliminary judging of course. I love Rachel McAdams like mad, ever since Mean Girls, The Notebook, Red Eye, and The Family Stone. When I heard she was going to be Claire, my heart skipped a beat. I JUST thought she was going to be perfect as Clair. Let’s hope my hunch is right.
Eric Bana, need I say more? Seriously? Can the guy be more awesome? No, he cannot because awesomeness, he owns! Also, one little side note, Ron Livingston as Gomez. EXACTLY how I pictured Gomez would be. I have only seen Livingston from Sex and The City as Jack Berger, but I gotta say, his look is very Gomez-like.