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Movie Review: The Great Gilly Hopkins is faithful to the letter but not always the spirit

Kids seeing their favorite books turned into movies can be a pop-culture rite of passage, whether the results are satisfying or heartbreakingly disappointing. To that point, the movie version of Katherine Paterson’s classic children’s novel The Great Gilly Hopkins may serve as an early lesson for young readers and movie-watchers on the way that a film can be utterly faithful to its source and still not feel quite right.
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