An excerpt from the novel "The History of Love"  by Nicole Krauss was first published in The New Yorker in 2004 under the title "The Last Words on Earth". Then the rights to the novel were bought by Warner Bros. before the official publication date on May 2, 2005 because Alfonso Cuarón considered directing a film adaptation. See more »
If you've read the book, this movie will be painful beyond all belief. It will prove sometimes good authors cave for monetary reasons and give up the purpose of their novel for some cheap big screen existence. All that was beautiful in the novel, the true symbols and emotions was stripped apart to bit and pieces of modern gimmicky references. Stilen names of characters and brief concepts of ideas was all that was left. A innocent girl in love with her family turned into a moody teenager, a sweet sad old man turned into an angry spout of distaste, and a sad beautiful mother turned into a crazy agoraphobic? Did the author lose the rights to her book in a card game? They left out the actual history of love...
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