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A movie to watch,
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This review is from: The Handmaid's Tale [DVD]  (DVD)
I disagree with other comments saying that the movie doesn't correspond to the book. The book is one of the best books ever written, but the movie is good on its own. In fact, after having watched the movie during one of my classes at University, I run the next day to the shop to buy all books by Margaret Atwood, and yes, The Handmaid's tale was the first book I read of her after which I fell in love with the author.
The movie, however, is very well-made, and Natasha Richardson (God bless her soul) is absolutely amazing. If you are looking for a serious movie, but also entertaining, something which is different and makes you think, then go for it. I just re-ordered it myself!