I’d read the book back when Kel was pregnant with Huff and found it a pretty tough read, so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from the movie version. It took me a long while to make the time to watch it (in fact, I did it in three sittings, as Kel has no desire to watch it).
It’s a faithful adaptation for the most part, revealing most of the book’s surprises in the same order, and is suitably harrowing throughout. Tilda Swinton turns in a great performance, as does Ezra Miller as the eponymous character.
If you like feeling uncomfortable, you’re in good hands here.