A Separate Peace
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Gene (J. Barton) and Finny (Toby Moore) are two students at an upscale prep school during World War II; like their fellow classmates, Gene and Finny are trying to complete their schoolwork before they're drafted and sent overseas. Gene is bright but introspective, while Finny is outgoing and athletic but not a distinguished scholar. Gene and Finny strike up a friendship, and Gene finds that Finny's charm and charisma begins to rub off on him. However, Gene also finds that his more active social life is putting a damper on his schoolwork, and his fondness for Finny fades into a distrust and resentment, as he begins to believe that the poorer student wants to bring him down to his intellectual level. The rift between Gene and Finny continues to grow until it manifests itself in a shocking act that will change them both forever.
As soon as I read the first three chapters of the novel, I knew I had to buy the movie! And let me tell you, it is really good!!! Most of the time, movies don't go with their novels, but this one does. It does skip some minor parts, but all-in-all it still captured my heart...just as the book did. If you loved the book, you'll LOVE the movie :)
Oh and another thing....Phineas is so CUTE!!!!! Haha I can see why Gene was so jealous.
Better than the book...barely
The movie didn't change my attitude toward the book. It actually made me hate it even more. Personally, they totally screwed up Phineas (although the guy playing him made a good attempt at it) and Gene...well, it's Gene. He's always been stupid. Although I thought the movie was a little better...it wasn't by much.
A Separate Peace
The book has always been in my top- ten favorite books of all time and the movie was NOT a disappointment.