Originally Posted by txa1265
I asked for the basic reason that when you read a book that is decent, your brain tends to fill in stuff that is either skimmed or missing from the film. The scene you mention is a great example - in the book there is a lot more involving what is going on inside of her head than the physical situation, so it is easier to let go … but in the movie the visual reality becomes a total WTF. But then, these are books for middle school kids really.
As for Jennifer Lawrence, she is 22 (and of course all of the stars of the Hunger Games were much older than the 12-18 they portrayed). She was really good in Winter's Bone, which was a solid movie from 2010.