The movie based on Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel, The Namesake is set to release in November, meanwhile the trailer can be seen on the Apple website.

Its often disappointing to see films based on books, however Lahiri’s careful and precise style might translate well into film. So much of her prose seems to be about the accumulation of small physical acts by her characters, the concrete stuff of an actor’s craft, that it might make the film version of the story compatible with the novel. However, I am wondering how the film will handle the passage of time in the story, which covers a lifetime. It looked clunky from the trailer, but the film might prove to be otherwise.