If you read the book, you might be frustrated with the changes made for the movie, but of course, this isn't new considering this happens with almost every movie that is made into a book. Firstly, they don’t include Sophia’s ex-boyfriend Brian, who causes drama throughout the book and is also the reason Sophia and Brian first met. Also, Ira was supposed to be in the car crash for three days in the snow, while in the movie, he was only stuck there for a short time without any snow. Ira is actually supposed to be saved towards the end, but in the movie he is saved in the beginning and forms a solid relationship with Sophia. Even though their growing relationship is pleasing to watch, Sophia is only supposed to see him for a few minutes throughout the whole book. The movie was enjoyable, but it would have been nice to see fewer changes to the original book.
Even if you haven’t read the book, the movie is definitely a must watch, simply because it is a Nicholas Sparks movie and like every other movie adapted from one of his books, it will lock you in and you will be immediately hooked. This movie has many diverse characters and they all have such different stories that they can easily relate to anyone. The love stories depicted in the movie do have their flaws, which definitely makes it a rollercoaster of emotions for the audience. You may get mad and you may cry, but what’s a chick flick without some tears?