Shocking and depressing.
This is why Jersey Shore has high ratings. Stupid Americans.
Because they don't like all the movies you do? My you are open-minded.
And I don't like Stephen King in general. He apparently didn't do any research at all on how prisons operate, because there are a number of glaring errors. But he's Stephen King, and a lot of people will read his books and go see movies based on them, no matter how shitty. Good for him, I guess.
The novella and movie are not documentaries on prison life. They are stories that are set in a prison.
It would not be entertaining to watch Andy do the daily routine of a prisoner. It is entertaining watching him manipulate the system.
Also, I am not a huge fan of this film. I like it, but I can pass it up on when it's on tv.