I loved the book a whole lot more, but the movie is good on its own, too. The story was changed too much for my taste for it to be a good representation of the book.
I enjoyed seeing Diane Lane and Richard Gere together on screen. This is a very emotional film, and it starts out slow but builds quickly. Definitely a chick film, and I recommend this to any of you who like a good tragic love story.
I wish James Franco had a bigger role in the movie...that's my one real complaint.