The theater was packed and by the end you could hear plenty of sniffles throughout the room. I may or may not have been one of the ones sniffling.
I thought the movie was great. Of course, some events were left out or overlooked, but that’s necessary to make the movie a decent length. I read the book a few years ago now so my memory of the details is spotty, but the movie seemed to capture the spirit of the story.
And, a fun fact is that the actress who plays Minny, Octavia Spencer, is also a narrator on the audiobook!