For for me, it was the perfect girls day out.
I can make no comparisons to the book since I have not read it and don't really have the desire to read it anytime soon either. But I did enjoy the movie. The scenery is beautiful, the cast members are mostly delightful.
And while I didn't go seeking any philosophical enlightenment, I did come away with a little inspiration -
I could hardly wait to get home and create one of our family favorites for dinner tonight -
Our generational Italian spaghetti with homemade sauce. It's always a hit and reminds me of our family relationships. Ahhhh . . . even now the tomatoes and just picked garden herbs are simmering away.
And just my own two cents -
I highly recommend, all three, not necessarily in that order.