Read the Book Before You See the Movie!
There aren’t a lot of book-based movies coming out in April, but at least there’s some variety in genre! Woman in Gold will delight fans of history and art, while The Longest Ride will bring a little romance to all who watch it. If you’re more of a thriller fan, don’t miss Child 44.
Thank you IMDB.com for providing the movie plot summaries.
Woman in Gold
Date: April 1st
Adapted From: The Lady in Gold by Anne-Marie O’Connor
Starring: Dame Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Katie Holmes
Plot Summary: Maria Altman sought to regain a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II. She did so not just to regain what was rightfully hers, but also to obtain some measure of justice for the death, destruction, and massive art theft perpetrated by the Nazis. Written by Elyse J. Factor
The Longest Ride
Date: April 10th
Adapted From: The Longest Ride by Nicolas Sparks
Starring: Britt Robertson, Scott Eastwood, Alan Alda
Plot Summary: Based on the bestselling novel by master storyteller Nicholas Sparks, THE LONGEST RIDE centers on the star-crossed love affair between Luke, a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback, and Sophia, a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job in New York City’s art world. As conflicting paths and ideals test their relationship, Sophia and Luke make an unexpected and fateful connection with Ira, whose memories of his own decades-long romance with his beloved wife deeply inspire the young couple. Spanning generations and two intertwining love stories, THE LONGEST RIDE explores the challenges and infinite rewards of enduring love. Written by 20th Century Fox
Date: April 17th
Adapted From: Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
Starring: Tom Hardy, Joel Kinnamen, Gary Oldman
Plot Summary: Based on the first of a trilogy by Tom Rob Smith and set in the Stalin era of the Soviet Union. The plot is about an idealistic pro-Stalin security officer who decides to investigate a series of child murders in a country where supposedly this sort of crime doesn’t exist. The state would not hear of the existence of a child murderer let alone a serial killer. He gets demoted and exiled but decides, with just the help of his wife, to continue pursuing the case.Written by Arnold