Picked this up in Blockbuster one afternoon, startled to discover Mark Hamill (yeppers, Luke Skywalker folks!) in a lead role, and sat back for an enjoyable afternoon of warm fuzziness. I won't detail the plotline, but i will say that though the film is good, as is so often the case, the book is better. The ending in the film, while dramatic in the 'ride off into the sunset' kinda way, has nothing on the emotion-driven ending the book provides. I urge any fan of the film to find and read the book, as characters like the old lady's children, are explained and more fully fleshed out and as a whole the plot makes a great deal more sense.