And now, the AP with more…

From the Associate Press:
Updated: 6:56 p.m. ET May 16, 2006

CANNES, France – “The Da Vinci Code” drew…

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… lukewarm praise, shrugs of indifference, some jeering laughter and a few derisive jabs Tuesday from arguably the world’s toughest movie crowd: critics at the Cannes Film Festival.

The year’s most anticipated movie, “The Da Vinci Code” was a generally faithful adaptation of Dan Brown’s monster best seller, spinning a murder thriller that stems from a cover-up of secrets about Christianity’s roots. While readers worldwide devoured the novel, reaction from Cannes critics ranged from mild endorsement of its potboiler suspense to groans of ridicule over its heavy melodrama…

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  • Sara Z.

    P.S. – After actually watching the trailer, I say hmmm. Very creepy. The book is actually a lot like Perotta’s “Election” – kind of a black comedy about adults who have trouble being adults, and acting like the “little children” of the title.

  • Sara Z.

    I read the book last year or so. It would definitely make a good movie. Probably better than In the Bedroom, which I didn’t find lived up to all the kudos it got by the time I saw it. As for Little Children, if it sticks to the book there will be a lot of (possibly unecessary) sex.