I would recommend this movie to anyone. I have to say that I am glad that I viewed the movie prior to reading the series. I wish that there would have been the budget and time to follow the book to a tee but we all know that would be unfeasible. I would not allow children under 12 to watch this movie unless you are willing to encroach subject matter that is at a teen level. I have viewed the movie more than five times and have been pleased to find several things I missed in the previous viewings. Over all this is one of the best movies I have seen in a long time with less than half the budget of recent box office flops.I would recommend purchasing the book set with this order. I read the entire series in less than a week. These books are almost impossible to put down. I have not been drawn into a series of books like this ever.