great movie and book for sure.
I read that in HS and it taught me that stephen king doesn't have to be "scary" to be good.
The movie ending did make me all misty eyed too.
Speaking of awesome stephen king movie adaptions... has anyone seen The Mist from a year or two back? The ending to that was absolutely shocking.
If you can get passed some cheesy special affects PLEASE give that a shot and report back when you're done!