Book is so much better than the movie, don’t even try to challenge me on this.
I love Jennifer Lawrence just as much as the next person (because she is wonderful), and she and Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro and the rest of the cast did a wonderful job trying their best to bring this movie to life.
This just isn’t a book that could translate well to the screens.
Let me explain:
The whole movie you are inside Pat’s head. You don’t know why he is the way he is but he talks to the reader about every little thought that he has and why he thinks that way. You see how people react through his eyes, so you kind of get a feel on what it feels like when people try to walk on egg shells around you for something you can’t control.
This whole book is letting you in on someone who has a mental disability but still lives their life to their best ability which is what you are suppose to do.
Some things I thought were interesting:
01. Pat couldn’t say “Danny” he had to say “My Black Friend Danny”
02. He always put on a trash bag when he ran (if someone could explain that to me, please feel free so I can be in the know)
03. He always wore that jersey, no matter where he went
04. Things are so incredibly awkward between Jen and Tiffany that I related so hard
There are a lot of scenes that are missed in the movie that you get in the book and a lot of things and actions are explained via through Pat that make a lot more sense because you understand why he reacted the way he did (even if it is still a little over the top).