The recent release of the trailer for Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women leaves us with so much to look forward to. Having seen its fair share of movie adaptations, the 2019 version alludes to strong female characters and a well-balanced narrative. With an all-star cast and a capable director, Little Women has all the promises of a successful page-to-screen adaptation.

This is good news, considering most literary adaptations fall completely flat. Often times, filmmakers struggle with the balance of staying true to the source material while adding their own creative visions to the mix. Here are 12 of the weakest book-to-movie adaptations that missed the mark.

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