I didn't love the book (6.5/10) but I liked the characters I "saw" in the book much more than those in the movie (5/10). (I visualize everything in books). The book allowed me to view the characters as average, real people as opposed to those other non-average movie-type people who seem to have perfect chip-free nails all the time and who wake up with their makeup on. That, for me, is what gave the book its edge over the movie. What's the point of a chick flick you can't at least consider feeling mushy over? I didn't get the mushy feeling from the movie.
With that said, I think that books allow you to connect with characters more as real people – those you see everyday – allowing for a more emotional experience through reading. What are your thoughts on books and their corresponding movies? I will admit that I've seen a movie or two that have brought a book to life but I will reserve my comments on that for another post and wait till I hear yours.
With all this said, below is the movie trailer. lol. Now get to judging... or to reading In Her Shoes.