To Kill a Mockingbird 1962 ★★★★

I grew up reading the book. I must have rented this move 10 times and never got around to watching it. I finally caught it on TCM, and, while undoubtedly a classic, I could help but feel a little disappointed. It's the usually book-to-movie qualms, stuff missing, stuff rushed; however, the performances and the story are impossible to ignore. Every character is wonderfully portraied, especially Atticus and Scout. And you can't tell me you didn't get a little misty-eyed when the minister says "Stand up. Your father's passing." I was a little disappointed with the fight scene at the end, and I think it hurt the ending, but overall, a wonderful movie that should be seen by all.

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