Category Archives: Based on a Novel

Younger (TVLand) Rated TV-14

After being mistaken for a young woman, a single 40 something mother decides to become a 26-year-old for a job. Based on the novel by Pamela Redmond Satran. Starring Sutton Foster, Hilary Duff, and Debi Mazar. This show is smart and … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Woods (2015) Rated R

After twenty years living in England, Bill Bryson comes home and decides to hike the Appalachian Trail with his best friend, Stephen Katz. Based on the book by Bill Bryson. Starring Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, and Emma Thompson. A Walk … Continue reading

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Anime himitsu no hanazono (NHK) Rated NR

Mary loses her parents to a disease in India. Orphaned, she then moves to England to live with her uncle and discovers a secret garden with a history. Based on the book, The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Starring … Continue reading

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Midsomer Murders (ITV) Rated TV-14

A veteran detective and his young sergeant investigate murders around their small community, Midsomer County. Based on the book series by Caroline Graham. Starring John Nettles, Jane Wymark, and Barry Jackson. This series is a lighthearted romp through a murder mystery. It’s … Continue reading

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The Magicians (SYFY) Rated TV-14

A group of students are recruited to a secret academy where they learn that the magic they believe is fiction is, in fact, real. Based on the book series by Lev Grossman. Starring Stella Maeve, Hale Appleman, and Arjun Gupta. … Continue reading

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Pride and Prejudice (2003) Rated PG

Jane Austen’s classic novel is modernized and set in Utah. Elizabeth Bennet is a college student working hard at writing her first novel, until she meets Will Darcy. Based on the book by Jane Austen. Starring Kam Heskin, Orlando Seale, … Continue reading

Posted in 2003, Based on a Novel, Comedy, films, Movie reviews, movies, Rated PG, reviews, Romance | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Love Finds You in Sugarcreek (2014) Rated TV-PG

A baseball player and his son are lost in America and find themselves in Amish country. Their truck has broken down, so three Amish ladies hire him to do work around the house. This sparks the interest of the local … Continue reading

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The Snowy Day (2016) Rated TV-Y

Peter goes on a magical snowy walk to Nana’s house to bring home Christmas eve dinner. Based on the book by Ezra Jack Keats. Starring Laurence Fishburne, Donielle T. Hansley Jr., and Regina King. This isn’t the most Christmassy themed … Continue reading

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The Revenant (2015) Rated R

A frontiersman fights for survival during a fur trading expedition in the 1820s when left for dead after being mauled by a bear. Based on the book, The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge by Michael Punke. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, … Continue reading

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Flower Shop Mystery: Mum’s the Word (2016) Rated TV-G

A NYC lawyer returns home to her small town, where on the opening day of her flower shop, her car gets hit by a person leaving the scene of a murder. Based on the books by Kate Collins. Starring Brooke … Continue reading

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