I also wondered how she knew the bruise on young Mack’s head was from his father, and not from someone else. She didn’t ask him, not did he volunteer the information. It seemed mystical to me.
Admittedly, having not read the book, I had no knowledge of what in the movie was in the book, and what wasn’t. For the most part, do you think the movie was an accurate portrayal of what was conveyed in the book? Or did it distort its premise? I heard Brad say in several interviews in so many words, he was pleased with the outcome of the movie and its message, going as far as to say it is not a ‘chick flick’ (lol).