Film Friday: Tiger Eyes

July 12, 2013 Film Friday 3

Have you ever been surprised to find out a film was based on a book? Film Friday is a weekly feature that spotlights films that were adapted from books.

Film Friday is back! We took a mini hiatus due to a few blog tours being scheduled on a Friday and I didn’t want to overwhelm you with content. For today’s feature I decided to showcase Tiger Eyes, which is based on the 1981 Judy Blume novel. I’ve spoken to a few people who weren’t aware of the film and I haven’t seen it yet so I can’t comment on how it compares to the book. Blume’s son directed it and therefore she was on the set so that probably helps with the overall vision of the film. Blume was interviewed by Entertainment Weekly in May about the film and you can read about it here.

Tiger Eyes:
After Davey’s father is killed in a hold-up, she and her mother and younger brother visit relatives in New Mexico. Here Davey is befriended by a young man who helps her find the strength to carry on and conquer her fears.

3 Responses to “Film Friday: Tiger Eyes”

  1. Melissa

    Holy cow!!! Tiger Eyes is my all time favorite Judy Blume book and I had no idea they made it into a movie! I might have to go find this to watch. The book was just amazing, so I hope being that Blume’s son directed it, that it lives up to the book. It will be interesting to see just how a 2012 movie handles issues and situations from the 70’s-80’s or is it set in more modern time.

    • Jessica

      A lot of people are unaware about the film, hence the reason I wanted to highlight it. I’ve heard a few people say that her son did a great job with it and that it comes very very close to the book.

  2. Stephanie @ Inspiring Insomnia

    It’s shocking to think that none of Blume’s books have been made into films until now. I read all of her books as a kid – looong time ago šŸ™‚ – so I’m not sure if they’re considered too “dated” or not. I would like to check out this film at some point at some point, if only because Judy Blume was such a big part of my childhood.
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