I found myself in a discussion today about the worst book to movie adaptations, and it was so interesting to hear the different opinions that I thought I might bring it to you guys. I do realize that back in July we discussed why the books are usually better, but that isn't the point of this thread. I just want to know which ones you hate most. Personally, the worst crime against a book by the screenwriters in charge of adaptation, and a director who clearly never read the original, was Ella Enchanted. I know, I know, we don't often talk about middle reader chapter books here, but I loved this book as a preteen and I was genuinely excited when I heard they were making it into a movie. I've never been more ready to walk out of a theater in my life. It was horrible. The plot barely resembled the book, the characters were cheesy, the directing was moronic, there was SINGING AND DANCING that came out of the blue, and the whole thing felt like it was meant for 5 year olds. It had none of the magic and fascinating plot twists of the original. I have never felt more disappointed in an adaptation. So what are yours?