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Affinity (2008)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 3 May 2008 (USA)
A grieving upper class woman becomes a "Lady Visitor" at Millbank prison, hoping to escape her troubles and be a guiding figure in the lives of the female prisoners. Of all her friendships ... See full summary »

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A grieving upper class woman becomes a "Lady Visitor" at Millbank prison, hoping to escape her troubles and be a guiding figure in the lives of the female prisoners. Of all her friendships with prisoners, she is most fascinated by Selina - a medium. Set in the 1870s. Written by Anonymous

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Very, very, very disappointing!
12 August 2009 | by (Eagle Rock, CA) – See all my reviews

Having just read the book, I was really looking forward to the film adaptation.

What a disappointment. The film felt extremely rushed, with no development of the characters. I did not for one minute believe the "affinity" between Selena and Margaret and so, consequently, felt nothing about the ending. Which did NOT do justice to the book. More time should have been spent showing the relationship between Margaret and her family members, for instance. And more emphasis on Selena's previous life and Peter Quick. And, lastly, more about that awful prison and what the women had to endure.

Read the book if you want "the real deal" and to be suspended in excitement, suspense and terrific writing!


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