When I saw the preview for the upcoming movie "The Holiday", I got a little excited. It sounded exactly like Maeve Binchy's Tara Road, one of my very favorite books.
But, even though the premise is exactly the same, Maeve Binchy isn't given any writing credits. After doing a little bit of research I found out that there actually was a movie made of Tara Road with the same name released last year starring Andie MacDowell! How in the world did I miss that?
And isn't it crazy/interesting/weird that Hollywood is releasing two movies that seem to be exactly the same movie in such close proximity of each other?
I will rent Tara Road soon. It will be like visiting old friends to see that wonderful book come to life on screen, even if it is my small screen. I think, too, I will see The Holiday in the theatre. I'm a sucker for movie theatre popcorn and movies like this on a chilly autumn night.