The Kite Runner, a new movie based on Khaled Hosseini's best-selling novel, opens today in T-town.
We we able to see a sneak preview the other night and we recommend the movie. No, it's not exactly the novel, which we read some months ago. To us, the story seemed rushed and underdeveloped in places.
Still, it's an emotionally rich story about the loss of innocence and guilt set against the Russian invasion of Afghanistan and the country's takeover by the fundamentalist Taliban.
The film's Afghan actors are exotic and wonderful. We also appreciated the movie's depiction of Afghan life in California, where the refugees settle as their native land is taken over by extremists.
The Kite Runner is playing at Southroads 20 in Tulsa.