They say you can’t be good again. Then again, they are probably one of the five people left on Earth who haven’t yet fallen for Khaled Hosseini’s best-selling novel, The Kite Runner, which is making its film debut December 14. Marc Forster (Stranger than Fiction, Finding Neverland, Monster’s Ball) directs the epic tale of Amir and Hassan, boyhood friends torn apart by a single act of betrayal and cowardice during the final days of Afghanistan’s crumbling monarchy. Decades later, a westernized Amir returns from America to rediscover a land he no longer knows, an identity he’s abandoned, and the honor and ultimate forgiveness that he left behind so long ago. Innocence lost? More like redemption and friendship found. And those are always worth the trip. Click here to watch a preview and get showtimes in your area.