I know that I read this book at some point during my years in school. However, for the life of me, I could not tell you what it was really about. Thankfully I can be slightly redeemed after seeing the latest movie version of the book.
This afternoon I got off work early and the local movie theater offers $5 tickets on Wednesdays. It seemed like the perfect opportunity. The theater was packed. I am really glad I got there about 15 minutes early. If not, I would have been stuck with a front row seat. I did sit next to some idiotic girls. One of the previews was for a movie based on the Shakespeare play Much Ado About Nothing. They were convinced that wasn't the name of one of his plays. I was sooooo close to leaning over and letting them know it actually is a play. Instead I just shook my head at their ignorance.
I found the movie enchanting. It was on the longer side with it being over two hours, but I never got antsy for the ending. The music was different, but worked. There was one song that plays throughout the movie; it is haunting. The song is called Young and Beautiful. It's such a beautiful song that I instantly had to download it when I got home.
It was definitely worth seeing in the theater. I don't know how true it is to the book, but it made me want to re-read it.
On a side note, it did make me think about how Leonardo DiCaprio is getting older. I don't even know how old he is, but you can definitely tell he has aged in his recent movies.