This season there are two movies based on a couple of my favorite books. One is Cloud Atlas, which I have not seen. It left our area in less than 3 weeks. The other is Life of Pi, which I saw in 3D this weekend with my husband and daughter, neither of whom have read the book.
I would give it a definite thumbs up for beautiful cinematography and a fairly true interpretation of the book. I would see it again, after rereading the book.