The Story: Theodore is just 13 years old when he witnesses his mother’s death in a terrorist bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Amid the tragedy, he swipes a painting from the scene and carries it with him as he gets older.
The Buzz: Donna Tarte’s time-and-place-spanning 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel was un-put-down-able, even though it was 784 pages and would have made a lovely doorstop. This adaptation looks like it has the goods — especially with a cast that includes Ansel Elgort (as adult Theo), Nicole Kidman, Sarah Paulson, Luke Wilson and Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard.
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