Saturday, September 30, 2006

The Westing Game vs. Get a Clue

Get a Clue is a movie based on the Westing game. Although the movie itself is good, It is totally different than the book. In the book, Turtle has braids, which is a big thing in the book, but as you can see on the movie cover, she doesn't in the movie. Also, Sudelle Pulaski and Jake Wexler are a little bit crazy, which isn't true in the book. Only Chris is mentioned in the Theodorakins family, and Mrs. Baumbach isn't in it either. In the movie, Turtle totally is into the stock market. This is not mentioned in the book. Also, Turtle steals the clues from people, they don't compile them together. The movie was a dissapointment, but alone it is a great movie.

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24 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am Reading the westing game in English and i had NO idea it was based on the movie get a clue because a long time ago i had seen this move!!!

Anonymous said...

you right it was totaly differnt from the book and chris didn't play chess online he played in the westing game after he moved the piece the white had made a second move and in the movie there were only 2 bombs in the book there were 4 the one in the coffee shop, the one in Shin Hoo's resturant the one at angela's wedding shower and the one in the elviavter and in the movie turtle didn't confess to all 4 bombimgs when angela really planted the bombs and in the book she did

samantha said...

Get a clue is so interesting. It is like everytime she finds a clue or a break in the mystery she has another mystery. When she tries to figure out the mystery she falls for her partner. They like each other but don't want to tell each other. When they do they start to date. I was so excited. I thought they were so cute.

Corey said...

Actually, the movie is based on the book.

Sara said...

The book was so good, I was disgusted they made a movie and messed up Turtle, my fave character!

Tori said...

I have to watch this movie tomorow in English class... I wonder if I already saw it...

I hope it is kinda close to the book.

Anonymous said...

I loved them both I read them in 5th grade and loved them I liked the movie too!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I realy think that there should be a movie just like the book... but i hate that the director thinks the they can screw it all up when they probably haven't even read the book.

Anonymous said...

I read the book and saw the movie. In the movie Turtle gets all the clues but in the book she wishes she did.

Lorraine said...

this is completely true. When I read the book angela's fiancé was docter deere and in the movie it was plum the attorney who read westings will and at the end they totally skipped the epilogue when turtle teaches her neice alice how to play chess. Ughh:(

Anonymous said...

Omg! I saw the movie to and it was better than the movie I should say! What I really loved is how Turtle looks int he movie, but I never imagined her to lok that way when I was reading the book!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

Anonymous said...

Oh how I loved the movie it was so great I really Recommened it!

Anonymous said...

Get a clue and The Westing Game are so interesting!

Anonymous said...

Hey everybody! Best fan of The Westing Game! Read it more than 945 times (counting now where I am reading it! I can recite it worfor word!)

WOW! I am watching Get a Clue right now. It is barely like the book! Some differences are:
* No Flora Baumbach
* Chris is Turtle's partner in movie
* No Chris Theodorakis
* No Sun Lin Hoo
* No George Theodorakis
* No Denton Deere
* Angela is going to marry E.J. Plum in movie
* In movie, it is George Hoo, not James Shin Hoo
* No Catherine Theodorakis
* Jake Wexler is not a podiatrist in the movie

This is really bad! I am so excited to see more differences. My teacher is making us do this crazy worksheet where we have to tell the differences! Did you know Sandy doesn't have blue eyes?!?! I am so MAD! The screenwriters barely even used the book ideas!

Plus they totally messed up my favorite character, Turtle!!! She doesn't even do the stock market! That is not cool! And Chris does NOT PLAY CHESS!! This movie is so messed up like a lot of you said! I can't believe my teacher thinks it is better than the book! And she is an English teacher! AHHHHHH!!! I am freaking out now! This movie stinks! x-( URGGGG!!!

Stardoll.Freak said...

Its very true, but in the book, turtle is VERY into the stpck market. Try reading it again.

mystery loving girl said...

i'm reading the westing game in school and my awesome teacher,Mrs.Nelson, said we can watch the movie after and order Chinese food from school as if its from Mr.Hoo's restaurant and we might act out the people in the book and record it as a class but now after hearing these comments and seeing the trailer im not sure if the movie is goin to be good bcuz i LOVE the book we r still finishing the end we are on chapter 26 and i really want to finish its ssooooooooooo good i LOVE MYSTERIES!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Yeah I just finished reading the book and watching the movie. My teacher made us write down differences. So far I've come up with 62. Great book. OK movie.

Anonymous said...

well i read your post and everything so far was true, but i thoght that turtle WAS interested in the stock market. It says that she was listing to her radio and it was talkig about the stock market when her dad set down next to her and she shut it off because she had listend to enogh that night. also at the beginning it says she is interested in the stock market. it says she always new what has been happing in the stock market.i only know this because every chapter we read we have a test on it after word.

Get it Right said...

I think that this book is awesome, but hte movie is all wring, when Turtle goes into the Westing house, someone doesn't fall in front of her, and the Director should have READ the book, Chris doesnt play chess, Theo does, 2 bombs, NOPE 4 bombs, and in the book you don;'t find out until the end that Theo and T.R Wexler are dating. I H...A...T...E this MOVIE but LOVE the book!

Sankcool said...

the movie is weird. we have 2 do a venn diagram with the difference. must be a popular thing.

what..what..what.. said...

well i personally think thAT IT WAS AN "alright" movie the book i think was better and more detailed but that is all acaully

Anonymous said...

OK NEED YOUR HELP!!!! my son had to read this for his summer reading... I didn't read the book so have no idea what its about... but he has to do 4 questions... can anyone help me out... #1 what other book relates to the Westing Game; #2 What movie relates to the story of the Westing Game; #3 a current event or historical event that relates to the Westing Game and #4 an event in my life that relates to the Westing Game... that one I guess we will have to come up with... LOL... any help would be appreciated!!!!

Anonymous said...

So true I read the book in class and we pose to watch the movie so thanks for telling me how its going to be

Anonymous said...

Movie was worst i have seen. Just awful. Mega dissapointment.