Tiger Eyes

Tiger Eyes review

Let me preface this slam by apologizing to both my 9-year-old self who loved the coming-of-age novel on which this wreck was based, and to Judy Blume, the high priestess of pubescent Jersey girls who authored said teen masterpiece. As at least half the women you know could tell you, Tiger Eyes tells the story of Davey (Arrow's Willa Holland, making the best of it), who moves to New Mexico with her basket case of a mother (Felicity's Amy Jo Johnson) after her father is murdered and falls for a nature boy named Wolf (Tatanka Means, lacking one iota of chemistry with his costar). Sadly, this…

Judy Blume tells behind-the-scenes stories of making 'Tiger Eyes' into a movie (Photos)

Judy Blume has been a best-selling author since the 1970s, but it wasn't until 2013 that a movie based on one of her novels was finally released. "Tiger Eyes," the movie based on Blume's 1981 book of the same title, tells a poignant coming-of-age story of high schooler Davey Wexler (played by Willa Holland), a sensitive teenager who is grieving over the sudden death of her father. Davey and her mother, Gwen Wexler (played by Amy Jo Johnson), and Davey's younger brother, Jason (played by Lucien Dale), move from New Jersey to New Mexico to start a new life. While in New Mexico, Davey meets a…

'Tiger Eyes' gets the heart of the tale right in first Judy Bloom novel turned movie

Thirty-two years after publication, Judy Blume's young adult novel Tiger Eyes has finally made it to the big screen. Remarkably, the story, adapted by Blume with her son, director Lawrence Blume, seems as fresh, painful and poignant as when she wrote it. Former Gossip Girl star Willa Holland compellingly evokes the prickly complexity of 17-year-old Davey Wexler as the story of her father's murder in his convenience store unfolds. In keeping with the uncompromisingly honest way that Judy Blume tells her tales, Holland pushes back hard against Cynthia Stevenson's assertive Aunt Bitsy, who…

Judy Blume Comes to the Big Screen With 'Tiger Eyes'

She's a staple of American adolescence, but there hasn't been a big-screen adaptation of one of Judy Blume's books-until now. Caroline Linton talks to the legendary author about her new film. For any girl under the age of, oh, I don't know, 50, it's pretty unbelievable that there's never been a big-screen adaptation of a Judy Blume book. The phrase Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret has been in the lexicon since 1970, and since the book's publication, being a young woman in America has never been the same. Blume's Tiger Eyes was published in 1981, the story of Davey, an Atlantic City…

Peter Travers' Review of 'Tiger Eyes'

Sometimes taking it easy is all it takes. In adapting Judy Blume's 1981 bestseller, Tiger Eyes, to the screen, director Lawrence Blume (her son and script collaborator) lets the emotions inherent in this coming-of-age tale stay at a welcome distance from Hollywood slick. Good job. Judy Blume, whose young adult novels have generated sales exceeding 80 million copies since she first hit print in 1969, is more than a literary force of nature. She's a groundbreaker, a renegade with the badge of honor that comes from being banned in certain schools and libraries for her raw, honest approach to…

Young Girl Grapples With the Facts of Life

Sensitive to a fault and soggy with emo music, "Tiger Eyes" hovers over 17-year-old Davey (Willa Holland, wan and wispy) as she grapples with bereavement, a disengaged mother (Amy Jo Johnson), bossy relatives (Cynthia Stevenson and Forrest Fyre) and a hunky college boy (Tatanka Means) chock-full of American Indian wisdom. That he also has flowing black hair and is named Wolf makes his aphorisms only more compelling. Directed by Lawrence Blume and adapted from the young-adult novel by his mother, Judy Blume, this attenuated coming-of-age tale oozes heart and perhaps too much respect for its…

Film Review: 'Tiger Eyes'

This first proper film adaptation of a Judy Blume novel is effectively tailored to a very specific target viewer. Andrew Barker Like the much-beloved kid lit of its source author, "Tiger Eyes," the first proper film adaptation of a Judy Blume novel, is effectively tailored to a very specific target viewer. For a certain type of contemplative teen girl, its sensitive handling of heavy material will surely prove affecting, though the pic sometimes veers too far to the sleepy end of low-key. In the end, it represents a solid blueprint for a later, better Blume adaptation, but that's hardly…

At 75, Judy Blume draws crowds with first film adaptation

Alpharetta, Georgia (CNN) -- Before we had "16 and Pregnant," push-up bras for tweens or mandatory sex education, girls like Donna Liska-Johnson learned about the birds and the bees from author Judy Blume. Liska-Johnson was 11 years old when her aunt gave her a copy of Blume's breakthrough novel, "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret." She formed an instant bond with 12-year-old Margaret Simon who, like her, was embarking upon puberty at a time when people didn't talk openly about boys, bras and periods. She had finally found someone she could relate to. "I would close my door and the world…

Tiger Eyes conquest of the Boston Public International Film Festival and takes another award

The display of the Tiger Eyes "Boston International Film Festival" that took place last week, assured once again positive reviews and praise from the public. The blog "Irreverent Psychologist "wrote a review about the film saying that in his 92 minutes long we are exposed to death, grief, alcoholism, teenage dating relationships, rebellion, revolt, and more. He noted that the film shows the audience an elegant beauty of relationships lost and found. Moreover, Willa Holland, who plays Davey in the film won "Best Actress" at the Boston International Film Festival for his performance in Tiger…

Tiger Eyes won the award for Best Film of the PBIFF

The Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF) awarded the film "Tiger Eyes" as the best film of the year presented at the festival! Among all the products displayed on the 12th to the 16th of April, including the rumored "Robot & Frank" that he cast James Marsden, "Tiger Eyes" won out and won Best Film. We are very pleased with Tiger Eyes, which was as expected, debuting with already receiving rave reviews and awards. Judy Blume is it wise in everything you do. Congratulations to the team, cast and everyone who contributed to making the film. Of course, our congratulations to Amy…

First Look at Judy Blume's 'Tiger Eyes' movie

It's taken 30 years to get over Judy Blume's classic 1981 novel Tiger Eyes on the big screen. In fact, this is the first team any of her wildly successful 25 books (with sales Exceeding 80 million copies) Have Been turned into a movie. Maybe she was waiting for the right director? Blume co-wrote the screenplay with son Lawrence Blume, who Also directs this touching coming-of-age story of a teenager (played by Gossip Girl's Willa Holland) who is reluctantly uprooted to New Mexico with her mother (Felicity's Amy Jo Johnson) and younger brother. "For years and years people would say, 'We want to…

Tiger eyes

Tiger Eyes movie will be a moving drama for all to watch out with awe and inspiration so this upcoming motion picture will draw much attention from movie going crowds. Taking inspiration from novel written by Judy Blume the motion picture treatment given to story in the book will be worth watching. So fans of drama motion pictures are encouraged to be there at theaters to see and enjoy this for this will be unlike any other drama that they have ever seen. A compelling and engaging cinematic experience will definitely be there offering nothing but pure entertainment for audiences. With Tiger…

Blume's 'Tiger Eyes' Heads To Big Screen

'Kings Of Pastry' An Appetizing Docu LOS ANGELES, Oct 19, (RTRS): The Judy Blume young-adult novel "Tiger Eyes" is heading to the big screen, and the author has a hand in the adaptation. Blume wrote the screenplay with her son Lawrence Blume, who also is directing. "Tiger Eyes" marks her first novel to be translated to a feature film, although there have been several TV incarnations, notably a Fudge series and two ABC Weekend specials (one adapting "Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great") in the 1990s. "Forever" was turned into TV movie in 1978. UK-based retail giant Tesco is financing the…

Judy Blume Adapts 'Tiger Eyes' for the Big Screen

When a novel gets adapted for the big screen, fans often complain that the filmmaker completely missed the point or mangled the author's vision. This might not happen with Judy Blume's Tiger Eyes. The author took charge of the adaptation herself and wrote the screenplay together with her son, Lawrence Blume. Lawrence will also be the director of the film. The Blumes are producing the film through their own production company, Tashmoo Prods., in conjunction with Amber entertainment. Willa Holland will play the main character, Davey, while newcomer Tatanka Means plays a character called Wolf…

Judy Blume adapting "Tiger Eyes" for big screen

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The Judy Blume young-adult novel "Tiger Eyes" is heading to the big screen, and the author has a hand in the adaptation. Blume wrote the screenplay with her son Lawrence Blume, who also is directing. "Tiger Eyes" marks her first novel to be translated to a feature film, although there have been several TV incarnations, notably a Fudge series and two ABC Weekend specials (one adapting "Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great") in the 1990s. "Forever" was turned into TV movie in 1978. U.K.-based retail giant Tesco is financing the film as part of a multipicture…

Firsts images of Tiger Eyes

AmyJoBrasil posted the firsts images of the movie Tiger Eyes: For more pictures, follow this link. Amy Jo Johnson is Gwen Wexler Willa Holland is Davey Wexler and Lucien Dale is Jason WexlerAmy Jo Johnson is Gwen Wexler and Willa Holland is Davey Wexler 

Montclair Film Festival shows "Tiger Eyes," appearances by Judy and Lawrence Blume

The new film "Tiger Eyes" plays at the Montclair Film Festival on Saturday, May 5 Script Supervisor Kathleen Messmer, Director Lawrence Blume, Co-Producer Linda Moran, and Screenwriter Judy Blume laugh on the set of 'Tiger Eyes.' (PHOTO BY RUN LIZARD, LLC)It's not unusual for a film director to say that as soon as he read the book, he knew he wanted to make a movie of it. It's a little more unusual when the book was written by the film director's mother. When he was a teenager, Lawrence Blume read his mother Judy Blume's book, "Tiger Eyes," and immediately thought it would make a fine movie…


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