Admission Movie Giveaway: Tina Fey Prize Pack

by Jennifer Donovan

Do you ever feel like you are having one of these kinds of days? Yeah, me too.

Honestly, that’s one of the reasons I love to escape with trips to the movie theater whenever I can, especially for romantic comedies such as Admission. I’ve been drawn to the movie ever since I saw the preview months and months ago.

Well now the wait is almost over, because Admission, starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd, is out on March 22 from Focus Features.

About the movie:

Straight-laced Princeton University admissions officer Portia Nathan (Fey) is caught off-guard when she makes a recruiting visit to an alternative high school overseen by her former college classmate, the free-wheeling John Pressman (Rudd). Pressman has surmised that Jeremiah (Nat Wolff), his gifted yet very unconventional student, might well be the son that Portia secretly gave up for adoption many years ago. Soon, Portia finds herself bending the rules for Jeremiah, putting at risk the life she thought she always wanted — but in the process finding her way to a surprising and exhilarating life and romance she never dreamed of having.

What I didn’t realize until I was prepping this post is that Admission is based on a book, one that Dawn reviewed at 5 Minutes for Books four years ago when it came out. She’s revisited the book, so be sure to check out her Books on Screen post today at 5 Minutes for Books.

And if there’s anything better than escaping to the movies, it’s definitely a free trip to the movies!

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  • $50 Visa gift card for a night at the movies
  • Admission (movie tie-in book)
  • Bossypants by Tina Fey

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Jennifer Donovan has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom team since 2007. She writes product reviews, covers events, and manages the 5 Minutes for Books weekly column and website. She lives in Houston and blogs at Snapshot about life with her family.

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1 Joyce March 14, 2013 at 8:25 am

Books that are turned into movies can me hit and miss. I feel weird sometimes because I didn’t read the Twilight series :(
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2 K. Cleaver March 14, 2013 at 8:29 am

I don’t like to read a book, then see the movie. It’s never as I pictured it while I was reading. I wouldn’t have the desire to read a book after I’ve seen the movie and know how it ends.

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3 shelly March 14, 2013 at 8:31 am

Yes, I like to see how they differ.
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4 Julie March 14, 2013 at 8:32 am

Ialways like to see movies that started as books! Even if they sometimes miss my interpretation completely I like to see the artistic choices and cuts they’ve made for the movie version! <3 tina fey!

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5 Jeanna March 14, 2013 at 8:33 am

I do, but I always like to read the book first!

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6 Nancy March 14, 2013 at 8:35 am

Yes, but most times, the book is better than the movie!

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7 Sarah K March 14, 2013 at 8:36 am

I like reading the book but am slightly disappointed in the movie when they change things or leave them out.

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8 Beth C March 14, 2013 at 8:44 am

I like to read the books and then compare the move.

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9 Rebecca March 14, 2013 at 8:46 am

Not really. But it has been a while since I both read a book or watched a movie.

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10 Mary Happymommy March 14, 2013 at 8:54 am

Yes, I like to read the book first.

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11 Cherise March 14, 2013 at 9:17 am

I do like to read the books ahead of time, but I usually end up liking the book more than the movie!
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12 Lisa Marz March 14, 2013 at 9:25 am

Yes, but I like to read the book first.

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13 Christine P. March 14, 2013 at 9:37 am

I do enjoy seeing movies that were first books; my favorite thus far has been “The Hobbit”.

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14 Kimberly Melvin March 14, 2013 at 9:38 am

Yes, I like to read the book.

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15 Anne March 14, 2013 at 9:49 am

I read the book first and then am interested in the movie.

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16 Cynthia R March 14, 2013 at 10:15 am

i love to read period, usually try to read book before movie

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17 June March 14, 2013 at 10:16 am

I have read a few made into movie book’s.

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18 Lacey March 14, 2013 at 10:19 am

I prefer to read the book first, then see the movie!
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19 Denise M March 14, 2013 at 10:25 am

yes definitely and usually the book is better. I am reading Argo right now

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20 Monica March 14, 2013 at 10:32 am

Yes, because the books always have more detail and sometimes movies change parts of the book.
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21 Jaimie March 14, 2013 at 10:46 am

I would love to win! Can’t wait to see the movie!!
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22 Elena March 14, 2013 at 11:07 am

I like to read the book first

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23 Stacie March 14, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Movies are never as good as the book! However, i am an admissions officer so I can’t wait to see this movie!!
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24 Kelly D March 14, 2013 at 12:12 pm

Yes, I do like to read books that have been made into movies to see how they compare.

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25 livivua March 14, 2013 at 12:37 pm

No because they are never the same

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26 Kristie March 14, 2013 at 12:39 pm

I’m not a big reader, so I usually just watch the movie…not always though!
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27 stephanie March 14, 2013 at 12:56 pm

sometimes i do

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28 Stephanie March 14, 2013 at 1:30 pm

I really like reading book/film story combos :)
This looks like a great movie!
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29 latanya March 14, 2013 at 1:45 pm

no, not really

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30 Wehaf March 14, 2013 at 2:09 pm

I like to read the books first, and watch the movies after.

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31 marissa m March 14, 2013 at 2:24 pm

no movie ever really does the book justice

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32 Jessica B. March 14, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Yes, but I like to read the book first.

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33 Chuck March 14, 2013 at 2:56 pm

I just go see the movie.

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34 aimee March 14, 2013 at 3:00 pm

I can’t wait to see this!!! I’m really hit or miss on liking books turned into movies. If I’m really passionate about the book I often don’t see the movie.
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35 Liz March 14, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Sometimes. Often, if I have already read something, I find myself getting mad over certain changes.

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36 Jamie Brigham March 14, 2013 at 3:04 pm

I love reading books that have been made into movies. Sometimes one is better than the other.

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37 Jennifer Haislip March 14, 2013 at 3:10 pm

Yes, but always book first. The movie gets so much more leeway if I do, because I fill in the holes in my head. I don’t think there are too many movies that have really, really done the book justice.

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38 amyc March 14, 2013 at 3:20 pm

I do like to read books That were made into movies

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39 Tonya March 14, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Yes, if I really liked the movie, it will often inspire me to buy the book

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40 CherylS22 March 14, 2013 at 3:26 pm

I do, but I like to read the book before I see the movie.
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41 Anita Yancey March 14, 2013 at 3:28 pm

I do like to read books that have been made into movies. I always find that I like the book best and feel let down by the movie, because they usually change so much when they make the movie.

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42 Jessica To March 14, 2013 at 3:29 pm

I do like to read books that are turned into movies.

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43 Amanda Sakovitz March 14, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Yes I do!

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44 Thomas Murphy March 14, 2013 at 3:54 pm

Yes I like to read books that we turned into movies

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45 Louis March 14, 2013 at 4:56 pm

usually I watch the movie, and then get interested in the book :)
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46 Virginia Rowell March 14, 2013 at 5:22 pm

I do, they are always better than the movie, even Jurrasic Park was better then the movie!

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47 Ellie W March 14, 2013 at 5:56 pm

Yes I do. I have to read the book before seeing the movie though. I can’t do it the other way around.

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48 nannypanpan March 14, 2013 at 6:31 pm

certain books like harry potter
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49 Beth cole March 14, 2013 at 7:00 pm

I think it just depends on the book and movie.

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50 Stacey B March 14, 2013 at 7:32 pm

Yes , I like to compare them

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51 Bonnie March 14, 2013 at 8:09 pm

For me, it depends on the book and the movie. I tend to prefer reading the book first to compare but often like movies better…so it depends!
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52 DEBIJOT March 14, 2013 at 8:16 pm

Yes, I read Under The Dome by Stephen King and am now waiting for the movie.

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53 Linda Kish March 14, 2013 at 8:26 pm

Oh, yeah, even if I already saw the movie, I still like to read the book too.

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54 Jenny March 14, 2013 at 10:26 pm

I like to compare the book to the movie – I always try to read the book also :)

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55 Kate March 14, 2013 at 11:31 pm

I love reading the books before I see the movie based on it!

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56 Jessie C. March 15, 2013 at 1:33 am

Yes, it’s always nice to see how it turns into a movie.

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57 Terra Heck March 15, 2013 at 4:39 am

I sure do!
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58 Crissy D. March 15, 2013 at 6:53 am

I would usually read the book rather than watch the movie

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59 Tammy S March 15, 2013 at 7:25 am

I do like to read books that have been made into movies. I always like to read the book first though. I usually like the book better then the movie.

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60 Karen Lynch March 15, 2013 at 7:34 am

Yes, I try to read them before I see it. Currently rereading City of Bones to refresh my memory since it has been a while since I read it.

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61 Heather Hayes Panjon March 15, 2013 at 7:40 am

I Do Enjoy Reading Books That Are Made Into Movies

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62 Christina Z March 15, 2013 at 8:07 am

Yes I love to read books that have been turned into movies they are the best just sometimes they dont live up to as great as the book read was.

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63 Charlene S March 15, 2013 at 9:57 am

I like to read the book before I see the move.

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64 Idaho Jill March 15, 2013 at 10:31 am

I do like to read the book before the movie. Especially ones that I don’t KNOW are going to be turned into a movie. I read the Host last year, it was really good, and it’s coming out at the end of the month. Super cool!
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I like to read the books first just so I can complain that the movie is not the same. LOL!
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66 Lenora D March 15, 2013 at 10:50 am

Really depends. Sometimes the movie bugs me sometimes I think they did all right.

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67 Van March 15, 2013 at 10:54 am

I have in the long ago past, but not lately.

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68 Jessica F March 15, 2013 at 11:42 am

No, I usually like to read the books first.

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69 Sheila K. March 15, 2013 at 1:49 pm

That depends on whether the movie’s plot, characters, and dialogue were intriguing!

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70 Mary W March 15, 2013 at 2:33 pm

I do enjoy reading the books. Usually the book is better but not always!

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71 Donna L March 15, 2013 at 2:50 pm

I usually do, depending on the storyline. My favorite was Jaws.

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72 Elisabeth March 15, 2013 at 6:33 pm

I do, especially historical type ones, like Anna Karinina.

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73 Heather March 15, 2013 at 7:31 pm

Yes and no. If its an action one it sometimes doesn’t translate well. In my opinion but I love romantic ones plus I love Tina fey am Paul Rudd.

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74 Seyma Shabbir March 15, 2013 at 8:21 pm

Yes of courses!

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75 happymomc March 15, 2013 at 10:20 pm

Yes,I love to read the book before the movie!

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76 Susan P. March 15, 2013 at 10:39 pm

I like reading the book and seeing the movie – sometimes I’m disappointed by the movie but usually not!

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77 Brittany March 15, 2013 at 10:55 pm

I don’t do either enough, I don’t go to the movies or take time to read enough.

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78 jennifer daniell March 15, 2013 at 11:06 pm

It really just depends. They can be hit or miss! I always have high hopes for movies from books but typically they miss the mark. That being said the LOTR movies and Harry Potter films are still really great!

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79 Tabathia B March 16, 2013 at 1:49 am

It really depends on the genre (type of book it is)

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80 Katherine March 16, 2013 at 6:12 am

Yes before I see the movie

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81 Angela March 16, 2013 at 9:00 am

only if I read the book first!

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82 meredith March 16, 2013 at 9:49 am

i like to read the book 1st then see the movie

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83 Lori D. March 16, 2013 at 11:18 am

I always try to read the book, before seeing the movie.

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84 Samantha w March 16, 2013 at 12:24 pm

I like to read the book and then see the movie.

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85 Tiffany Drew March 16, 2013 at 3:50 pm

I most definitely do. I try to read the book first though if I can help it.

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86 Sarah VM March 16, 2013 at 6:14 pm

I have only read a few books that have been made into movies. I enjoy reading the book 1st.

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87 Tina Bartunek March 16, 2013 at 8:58 pm

I like to read the book before I see the movie.

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88 Carrie at In the Hammock Blog March 16, 2013 at 9:15 pm

Yes, I usually like to read the book first!
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89 Kristina Wilson March 16, 2013 at 11:32 pm

yes books are usually a little better though

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90 Deanna G. March 17, 2013 at 2:46 am

Sometimes I do.

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91 Donna W. March 17, 2013 at 4:50 am

Yes I do

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92 Joe M. March 17, 2013 at 10:18 am

Yes i do

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93 Christine W March 17, 2013 at 11:07 am

Yes but I always like to read the book first

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94 Don March 17, 2013 at 11:42 am

I just wait and rent the movie.

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95 april yedinak March 17, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Yes, but I usually like to read the book first.

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96 Caroline B March 17, 2013 at 1:00 pm

I like to read the books before I watch the movies

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97 Kelynnma March 17, 2013 at 4:41 pm

I do most of the time, just disapointing to watch a great book turn into a bad movie :(

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98 Laura Jacobson March 17, 2013 at 4:48 pm

Oh I love to read books that have been made into movies! I love to see the differences!

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99 Robert Pyszk March 17, 2013 at 7:16 pm

Yes I like reading books that have been made into movies.

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100 angie March 17, 2013 at 7:33 pm

yes I do like to read books that are movies
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101 Leidy March 17, 2013 at 7:42 pm

I like to either read the book or watch the movie, I really don’t do both because I don’t like to be disappointed if the movie doesn’t exactly follow the book

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102 Amy L March 17, 2013 at 7:59 pm

I prefer to read the book first, before seeing the movie.

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103 Aura March 17, 2013 at 8:20 pm

not particularly, I find that the books are usually better and the movies add too much fuzz

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104 Kayla March 17, 2013 at 8:24 pm

LOVE Tina Fey. Have been dying to get my hands on her book!

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105 Kayla March 17, 2013 at 8:25 pm

I do like to read books that have been made into movies but I try to read them BEFORE I see the movie.

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106 Nicole Larsen March 17, 2013 at 8:51 pm

I do–I’ve read the Twilight collection and Hobbit

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107 kelly willis March 17, 2013 at 9:39 pm

I love to read the book then watch the movie

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108 Jennifer Marie March 17, 2013 at 10:10 pm

I do like to.

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109 Sadie March 17, 2013 at 10:21 pm

I love to read books and then see the movie. I like to see how the book has been adapted.

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110 Evelyn March 17, 2013 at 10:52 pm

No unless I become a huge fan of the movie
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111 David Haug March 18, 2013 at 12:46 am

I readthe books first. the books are always better

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112 Daiva March 18, 2013 at 4:43 am

Yes I do

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113 K.Pugh March 18, 2013 at 8:10 am

I do enjoy books made into movies when done really well.
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114 DarcyO March 18, 2013 at 9:21 am

I do, but I like to read the books first.

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115 Mel March 18, 2013 at 12:00 pm

I like to read the book first
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116 Maria J. Cardoza March 18, 2013 at 12:03 pm

I do Like when they make a movie of books I enjoy reading.

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117 Wild Orchid March 18, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Yes, books can sometimes be quite a bit different!

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118 Nicole March 18, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Yes….although the movie is never quite as good.

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119 Jamie C. March 18, 2013 at 5:21 pm

I do like when they make movies based on a book only when the movie tries their best to stay true to the book!

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120 kelly g March 18, 2013 at 6:19 pm

yes, if they are YA paranprmal

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121 Ashley Hatten March 18, 2013 at 6:32 pm

yes I do

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122 Rona March 18, 2013 at 11:47 pm

Sometimes, there’s been some great movies that were based on a book.
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123 LaSonia Lesley March 19, 2013 at 2:47 am

Yes I do but sometimes I like to read the book AFTER seeing the movie because if I read the book first sometimes the movie doesn’t live up to the hype.

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124 Angela E. March 19, 2013 at 8:54 am

I don’t think I have ever read the book before seeing a movie.

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125 Susan Christy March 19, 2013 at 9:53 am

It is interesting to see how they change things from the book to the movie to create more on-screen action.

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126 Cassandra D. March 19, 2013 at 1:28 pm

I do enjoy reading the book before seeing the movie. Though sometimes it’s extremely frustrating because they change things so much.

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127 Margot C March 19, 2013 at 7:53 pm

Sure I do it all the time; usually I’ve read the book and a year later or so they make a movie. I read a lot!

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128 Jessica T March 20, 2013 at 12:12 am

TOtally – but only if I read the book first!

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129 Bo March 20, 2013 at 1:18 am

Yes but I like to read the book first!

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130 Michelle March 20, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Yes, I like to read the book first and compare.

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131 Brandy W. March 20, 2013 at 10:04 pm

Sure, but I have to read the book first because they are always so much better and I don’t associate the actors with the characters.

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132 Jill H. March 21, 2013 at 1:12 am

I don’t read a lot of books because they make my eyes tired. That’s why I like seeing the movies.

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133 Vickie Couturier March 21, 2013 at 9:27 am

yes I do I Love both both books an then watch the movie

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134 Staci L. March 21, 2013 at 9:54 am

Yes! I usually try to read the book before the movie comes out.
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135 Garrett March 21, 2013 at 11:08 am

Most of the time I do not.

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136 soha molina March 21, 2013 at 8:14 pm

yes. any book is good.

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