I did not like this film and I do not think it is worth seeing in the theaters. Although, the film stays pretty close to the book and it is very beautiful visually, I did not think it captured the essence of the book. The film was well-made and the acting was good, however the film felt insignificant and pointless for some reason and I am still not sure why that is. It almost felt like a parody of furiously solemn, self-conscious artistic pretension and that really annoyed me. I seriously wanted to leave the theater after the first thirty minutes and I kind of wish I did, instead of wasting my precious time on this pointless film.