We recently watched the movie about a boy after reading the book. The movie adaptation had a few minor differences, but the ending strayed quite far away from the book. The ending of the movie didn’t include the fact that Kurt Cobain died, which played a vital role in the ending of the book. In the movie ending, Will joined Marcus on stage in his song in front of the entire school, which was a pretty weird twist in the plot line.
The movie had some funny moments, but frankly it was quite dull. I believe that you should watch the movie, then read the book. The other way around you would only be disappointed. Recently I actually found out that there is a new TV-show based on the older movie which could be something interesting to check out. I hope this blog post was helpful in some way 🙂