I’ve read the quite amazing book (biggest seller in the world right now), and the film… really doesn’t disappoint. Of course you’re not going to cover an entire book in a mere two-hour film, but enough of the book’s power is captured to make it well worth a look. Warning: you will cry, even if your heart is adamantine and even if you sold your soul to the devil long ago. A tender film about kids with cancer, mixed with bitter-sweet humour, is always gonna get to you. You will also feel ennobled by the whole thing. An easy 8.5 out of 10 from me.