The Memory Keeper's Daughter Reviews
The book is pretty plush: the story of a 1960s Down's Syndrome child given away at birth...the husband is a doctor and, upon seeing a healthy twin boy, gives the daughter away to be taken to an institution. Instead, the nurse decides to keep and raise the child. Hilarity ensues!
The book is full of over-sentimental flaws. The movie is about five times as bad. Horrible acting, horribly continuity, horrible flashbacks, and no one really ages though the overly ambitious story takes place over about 20 years. So while I cannot recommend the book to many people, the movie falls far, far short of even the book. It seemed to stay pretty true to the story for about 2/3 of the way through, then some rather major details are altered in the final third. They may take away some of the impact from the original story as they deal with characters and decisions. But the movie is so lacking all the way through that I don't think it matters much.