This is surprisingly a good film. There are, of course, some differences -- or rather, improvisations along the way, such that when I first started the movie I had to make sure I'm watching the right one. Like mostly everyone, we all knew how the movie would end. But the movie delivers its plot in such a way to never let our attention waver. It is similar to watching The Sound of Music once every few years or Christmas classics. The interactions between Nello and Alois were sweet, and Patrasche came to life from the novels just like I imagined.