Critics laid it out there, with fewer than half (44%) giving the movie adapted from
Most had great things to say about Blunt's performance, including USA TODAY's Brian Truitt, who gave the film *½ stars (out of four). Salon wrote that the film adaptation "has the feel of a hastily written book report of a novel you loved. If it came across your desk, you would probably give it a C-, along with feedback on how to improve on the next assignment."
Audiences were only slightly more forgiving: 57% said they liked it at
Still, we know you saw it anyway, because the movie made $24.7 million in its first weekend.
A few reactions from the book's devotees: