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.
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.