FURIOUS at this movie. The characters are nothing like they are in the book. Disappointed that Charles Martin permitted such a contradiction in his characters. By the way, I've read eight of his books!!
The values and ethics upheld by Ben in the book is what made Ben the wonderful character he was. Ben's love for his wife and children,
his restraint from crossing the physical line with Ashley, and his role as physician and caretaker was non existent in this movie.
Ashley was witty, professional, but Alex was not. She was bossy, demanding, and obnoxiously stubborn.
In the book, there was a bond of trust and friendship that developed because of the situation. In the movie, it was just another opportunity for characters to sleep together, which is such a trite, typical, and unoriginal story line these days.
Another disappointing fact is that I enjoy Kate Winslet and Idris Elba as actors.
I was so angry after watching this severely altered story that I went back and read the book again so I could remind myself as to why I loved this story in the first place.