Honestly, me an my boyfriend went to see this movie last night, and we were kind of concern, since this movie did had a lot of mixed reviews. Overall, we really enjoyed the movie very much! I've never read the book, but even if I did, I wouldn't be super disappointed then most would. Most movies never really follow books thoroughly, because of the length it would take to make the movie. Would you honestly like to sit for 3-5 hours watching a movie if it 100% followed the book? Maybe. maybe not! Tom Hanks still made a good performance throughout the whole movie, it wasn't his absolute best, but it was still entertaining to watch.