My wife and I watched it last week and I wouldn't say that it was as good as I had hoped.Haven't read the book so cant tell you how it compares. I felt it was a little depressing at times but with the story behind it that was understandable.
I saw the movie last week, as well. I haven't read the book, yet (on order through abebooks.com). The basic story line of the protagonist is depressing in its own right and really not a reflection on van life. I must say, for me, this was the kind of movie that changes you. Rare these days.
I ended up watching this a couple of weeks ago. I thought it was a good movie but not so sure it deserved the best picture Oscar. Frances McDormand was great and the photography was really nice. Some good van action as well. Definitely worth seeing. I still haven't read the book I bought a long time back...
I will definitely be reading the book. I rather enjoyed the movie. I don’t think van life as most define it applies here though. Vanlife, it’s hashtag and it’s social media implications almost universally apply to people who choose to play with vans or live in a van, key word choose.
This movie is much more about those who I have no choice or at least few choices in life in general. That’s my take anyway.