Friday, March 13, 2009

Confessions of a Shopaholic

All she ever wanted was a little credit...

Tonight I saw Confessions of a Shopaholic, a film (loosely) based on Sophie Kinsella's hilarious novel The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic. If you've read the book and worry because the story's been given a Hollywood facelift, don't. You won't notice, and if you notice, you probably won't care. Provided you read it when it first came out, it's unlikely you'll remember the detail anyway. If you've seen the trailer and thought the film looks awful, don't let that stop you from watching it. It's really much more enjoyable and considerably funnier than the trailer lets on.

Isla Fisher is adorable as Becky Bloomwood and Hugh Dancy makes a convincing Luke Brandon (apart from not being blonde). Not so sure about Joan Cusack as Becky's mother - she just doesn't look old enough.

All in all, a perfect film for a Friday evening - entertaining, easy to follow and with enough laughing out loud moments to ensure you leave the cinema on a high. Can't ask for more from a chick flick :-)


Fifi Flowers said...

I must see the film soooooo I cannot read what you wrote... loved the whole book series!
ENJOY your weekend!
BTW thanks for stopping by... soooo good to see you!

Tinsie said...

I only said good things, and nothing about the story itself :-)

Saretta said...

Oh, good! I'm planning to go see it tonight with my friend. We need some laughs!

Tinsie said...

I hope you enjoy it as much as we did :-)