The book was average. The movie somehow misses the entire plot and seems to embrace full public spying? Bad.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I liked this movie - primarily for the performances. I despised the message of this movie. A message that if you bully and abuse someone who is a gifted and talented artist (and they don't commit suicide) - overcoming your bullying and abuse - then all is forgiven. I'm not sure the intention of the film was to imply that being horribly abusive to teenagers is acceptable and forgivable because it will make them strive to be better and work…