Yup, you should go see The Namesake.
The book is one of my favorites. Years ago, when I first discovered it, I devoured it all at once by staying up all night. I was tired the next day, but also energized and moved by the words I had just read. There was such depth and soul to it. With every passing page, I felt more deeply tied to the characters. I identified with their struggles and their frailties.
The movie, The Namesake, is good. If you haven’t yet seen the movie, but have read the book, my advice is to not compare the two. The movie lacks the depth, character and nuance that makes the book stunning. But it’s still entertaining and quite moving. (thanks to my Blink 182 buddy Andy for inadvertently helping me discover that the movie finally opened in cincy!)
Go see it!
3/18/13 – I don’t think I ever watched The Namesake a 2nd time. While that might not be odd for most people, considering I’ve seen Braveheart more than two dozen times, it’s a bit surprising. Good stuff.