"I absolutely loved the book, but the film certainly did not live up to the tale. Much too many simple details were left out that could of made this a great film such as the harelip, the suicide theme, football match, henna hands, Ali and Hassan, Hiter theme...Not enough background was given about the Hazaras or Amir and Hassans friendship. I thought the casting and acting were particularly sub-standard, Baba was not the man-bear I had imagined him and many of the actors seemed to stand there and deliver their lines without doing much else. I have a feeling this was filmed digitally which gave it a TV movie feel. Read the book forget the film..."