Watched this tonight and it's really great! Lots of superb acting, lots of great humour, and of course that fantastic plot. I never read the original book, but watching the 'making of' documentaries, it would appear that the movie is quite different from the book with lots of non-trivial changes. The purists won't be happy, but anyone like me will not care one iota and in fact may even agree with the screenwriter that it makes for a better movie (because as we all know, a film is very different from a novel). Guy Pearce (Memento, Neighbours ) is superb in his role and delivers some very funny lines. Jim Caviezel (the son from Frequency) and Richard Harris (loads of movies ) are also absolutely great. All in all a superb movie that's got great rewatchability to boot! Available at a very reasonable price from most DVD suppliers.