Hearts in Atlantis Full Movie - IMDb
The movie doesn't really touch on the entire book. Anthony Hopkins was awesome in it, or at least to me he was. This is a book that I think would be harder to put into one movie. It should have been done right and turned into a few movies.
I have not seen Hearts in Atlantis and have no great desire to. I loved the book, and got excited when I heard they were making a movie, especially as Anthony Hopkins was starring in it and he's who I pictured as Brautigan when I read it!! That just about never happens! But then I heard:
1. That they were only adapting Low Men in Yellow Coats and yet still calling it Hearts in Atlantis, and
2. That the Low Men were being turned into shadowy government G-Men rather than agents of the Crimson King, and that in fact all DT references were being removed.
My desire now to see that movie has slid down to -2.
I mean, I knew they weren't gonna be able to adapt the whole thing, but I figured at least we'd get a bit of Why We're in Viet Nam and Heavenly Shades of Night are Falling. In fact, when I heard David Morse was in the case, I thought, "Yeah, he'd make a great grown-up Sully. I hope that's who he's playing and not grown-up Bobby, because Bobby was the smaller, skinnier kid."
I really liked this movie but when I tell people to read the book they tell me they don't need to. They say they've seen the movie. I've tried my hardest to explain that the book is very, very different and that it's a DT book, but people do not get it.
The movie only used the first part of the book and I was glad it did. Te entire book would have made a rambling shambles of a film. I enjoyed the part that was used as a story on it's own. The whole book is something else and truly amazing.