As Steve Harvey’s juicy juggernaut Think Like a Man torpedoes towards the $50 million, the subject has come up about the best-selling and award-winning books that were successfully translated into blockbuster motion pictures.
Many studios have failed spectacularly with screen adaptations of important or immensely popular novels and non-fiction works, so Rainforest Films’ Rob Hardy and Will Packer had their work cut out for them to do justice on the New York Times #1 bestseller Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. But when the movies and books meet at the intersection of fate, where all of the variables are aligned and synchronized, the results can be transforming and transcending. Here are the best adaptations that had near or equal impact on the big screen as their counterparts had in print. — terry shropshire