Reviewed by Melissa Beck (Library Staff)
It’s not easy to bring a story as beautifully written and emotionally wrought as A Monster Calls to the big screen with any justice, but this film was a wonderful adaptation. Acclaimed author Patrick Ness wrote the screenplay, as well as the slim but powerful novel based on a story idea by late author Siobhan Dowd. In it, a young boy dealing with a family tragedy is visited by an enormous yew tree (voiced by Liam Neeson) and the tree tells him three stories. Overall, the film was gorgeously shot and acted, and brought the dark tension of the book to life.
Located in DVDs (DVD MONSTER)