I never read the book and put off seeing the movie for quite awhile, even after friends who know my tastes suggested it to me. Well, I finally watched it and I loved it. The "making of" documentary is a huge bonus as well, and after watching it I wanted to watch the movie again. I enjoy movies that are fun and light, and while there certainly are some dark moments, overall this was the perfect movie for me. And while I often get accused of having tastes that are too "girly" I have male friends who liked it just as much!