Published by PassionFlix
Early in her life, Josephine Malone learned the hard way that there was only one person she could love and trust: her grandmother, Lydia Malone. Out of necessity, unconsciously and very successfully, Josephine donned a disguise to keep all others at bay. She led a globetrotting lifestyle on the fringes of the fashion and music elite, but she kept herself distant. While Josephine was trotting the globe, retired boxer Jake Spear was living in the same small town as Lydia. There was nothing disguised about Jake. Including the fact he made a habit of making very bad decisions about who to give his love. But for Josephine and Jake, there was one person who adored them. One person who knew how to lead them to happiness. And one person who was intent on doing it. Even if she had to do it as her final wish on this earth.
As you may know, I’m not a t.v. watcher. I don’t even watch movies all that often although we have been watching one a week as a family activity since the kids came home from college because of Covid. Anyway, I first heard about PassionFlix at RT although I can’t recall which year…I’m thinking 2017. I was so excited. I mean, what could be better than a movie version of my favorite books? But then I got nervous because “the book was better” and life happened and I forgot all about PassionFlix. Until The Will.
I first saw that The Will was being made as a movie when I saw an IG post from KA. It was a photo of a group of people. I stopped scrolling immediately because my first thought was, “Wow, they look just like Jake, Connor, Amber, and Ethan from The Will!” LOL There was a very good reason for that. 😉 Then I had months of KA hyping it and well…I *had* to watch.
The screenplay was well done as was the directing and production. The casting was also, obviously, well done. The movie stayed very true to the book. Sure, things were life out – do you know how looonng KA books are? – but the things left out didn’t damage the integrity of the story. The Will, and the Magdalene series, is one of my favorites from KA so it was important to me that it be done justice. And I can honestly say I was happy with the movie. I’m kinda hoping they do the entire Magdalene trilogy.
I haven’t watched anything other than The Will, yet. But there are two more movies available based on books I’ve read so I’ll be watching. And reporting back. 🙂