It was over two years ago that I posted about the latest Philip K. Dick book to be put to the screen. "A Scanner Darkly" was finally released last week in a limited run. Our local university theater (which has crappy little seats that I can't sit in right now) was showing it. My wife went and said it was great and very little differed from the book. That is awesome because most of the PKD movies are adapatations of short stories (TOTAL RECALL, MINORITY REPORT, PAYCHECK) so they get changed a lot or are from a novel (BLADE RUNNER) but leave out huge chunks of the book.
I get to see it today, as the movie is going a bit more "wide." The limited showings last week brought in the second highest per screen average in the country behind the Pirates movie. They added a bunch of new screens this week, so it's at one of those big theaters with the stadium seats now. I can handle that. I am so excited.
******* UPDATE: Just got back - the movie is excellent. It is completely faithful to the book. So you PKD fans can go without fear. For you not familiar with the book, just kick back and enjoy the ride, it's a mindfuck that you will not soon forget.
UPDATE 2: Metafilter has a discussion going on about the film. The main link there allows you to watch the first 24 minutes of the movie online. Go!
I have found it helpful to do the stretching exercises my physical therapist recommends. Do some core strengthening exercises, such as the ones highlighted at The Mayo Clinic. By keeping your core strong, your back won't put itself in a position to cause that sciatica pain you are having.