I am not the biggest fan of the Scarlet Letter, but I do think it is a good book. Symbolism, Allegory, there is a lot to get into in the book. This is a literature lovers book and it did not deserve to be turned into this:
The love scene is one of the most disturbing things ever captured on film. This movie has nothing to do with the book, and it is poorly acted and directed. If you are inclined to watch a movie that is based on The Scarlet Letter watch Easy A. It is pretty brilliant.