I joined Net Flix just so I could get this movie. I enjoyed the book and wanted to see how they translated the story to the screen. I liked the movie. Julianne Moore was maybe a little too glamerous for the part but she was good as the mother and believable. Woody Harrelson was sleezy enough to play the angry alcoholic father. His portrayl of drunken tantrums were very real (I know because I was a child sitting there with the family) His swearing was graphic and some of the domestic anxiety might be hard for small children to watch. It wasn't really a movie for children. It was a PG 13 and I think that might be an age to see this. It is definately not a comedy but had some light hearted, charming family scenes. The children were adorable. Seeing 10 children mill around this small family home made me wonder how the mother did it when they were all young. They would have carried me off, I believe. Read my book review below for the story. There were a few scenes in the book I missed but all in all I liked the movie version. I would give it 3 stars.