Great book into a great movie!
The movie is a bit "thin" after reading the book, but it's still one of
greatest movies ever made. Sheryl Lee is beautiful and Nick Nolte is
"vonneguty". He makes great job expressing the feelings from the book to
film. Not many films engage the feeling of the book as well as Mother
be careful what you pretend to be, and the movies you pretend to understand
I have just recently read the novel "mother night", I've owned the dvd for
some time now, and watch it every so often. Few movies I own and have seen
have made me think and question as much as Mother Night has, I am amazed at
the brilliance not only of Vonnegut, but of the translation of his text to
Do not rent or watch this movie on VHS, it must be done on dvd, and it must
be accompanied by the director's commentary on the film. To see how they
took a fairly simple story, yet complex in its substance and dialogue, and
made it work so well, I think any viewer will be amazed.
The omissions in the movie are few from the text, and do not detract from
much, the movie might as well be the book, and is the best adaptation I
ever seen. I so highly recommend both the book and movie together that it
does a disservice to merely say go watch it.
It will change you if you do..