I watched the movie last night, all I could say is hmmm... the movie was wayyyyyyy below the novel. If you haven't read the book, I think it is better if you watch the movie first, then read the book. I recommend you read the book to get the real message because I couldn't seem to get it from the movie.
If you had read the book and plan to watch the movie, hmm... tak tengok pun tak apa kot. Unless you want to see the pelakon-pelakon. By the way, why was Maria's voice like that?