4 Heart warming family filmFilmbuff82 | 27/05/2007 | See all Filmbuff82's reviews (9)This is one of my favorite books and i was interested how the film would bare up in comparison. I enjoyed the film but like in most cases if you've read the book - it usually is preferred. On saying this, I thought the casting for this film was excellent as they played the characters just as i'd imagined. The setting was so precise of how it would have been during the war. I loved the way John Thaw was with young 'William' so accurate! My only disappointment, of such was, it didn't go into great detail of William and (best friend) Zach's friendship, especially the holiday they went on. Overall i enjoyed the film that's why i have this in my collection, so i would recommend!