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Veronika Decides to Die

Veronika Decides to Die (2009)

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Release Date: May 16, 2009 Wide

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A failed suicide attempt gives a woman (Sarah Michelle Gellar) a new lease on life when she wakes to realize that she only has days to live in this adaptation of Paulo Coelho's best-selling novel. Emily Young (Kiss of Life) directs from a script by Larry Gross and Roberta Hanley. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

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Larry Gross, Roberta Hanley

Apr 24, 2010

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Something really didn't work with this movie. I loved the book, I was really excited to hear there was a movie version. When I heard it starred Sarah Michelle Gellar, even more excited about it - surely she would be the perfect Veronika.
Well... maybe not. I really like her as an actress, but this whole movie felt a bit off. I don't even think it is necessarily her fault as an actress... I think it was just adapted badly. I also found Erika Christensen off (and she is another actress I normally like), and I sure as hell didn't buy Jonathan Tucker as the hot guy.
I read someone else refer to the "painful" masturbation piano scene, and they had that about right. Horrible.
There's a few good moments in it, it's not a total write off, but it is extremely disappointing as the book was excellent and with the cast it had, this had potential to be a lot more than it was.
February 25, 2012
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I really wish Veronika had died when she attempts suicide at the very beginning of the movie. That would have spared me from this painfully ('torturous' would be an exaggeration) meaningless & non-entertaining experience. The snail-pace of the movie only adds to the agony. Of course, those looking for some meaning in it are bound to find it even when/where it doesn't exist.

Note that I'm not saying that the movie doesn't have even a single worthwhile moment. There are a few, very few aptly executed sequences, but I'm surely not gonna give it a higher rating merely on the merit of a few great sequences. In the past, I've given a few movies high rating based on a handful of incredible sequences (guess I last did it for the movie 'Dangerous Beauty'), but in those cases, the impact of those sequences was way too great. Apparently, that wasn't the case here.
September 21, 2010
imrealgod

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A fair, decent adaptation of my least favourite of Paulo Coelho's novels, it is well directed and has some good performances.
March 21, 2010
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