|Not a Shopaholic||[All Movie Photos]|
And really, I don't feel very deprived, cause despite the want to look good, it's not very high on the list of priorities. This is why when I first read the books by Sophie Kinsella, Confessions of a Shopaholic, I didn't think I'd be able to relate at all.
Still, surprisingly, I did. And book after book, I'd read the crazy misadventures of Becky Bloomwood who just couldn't help herself at the counter. The books, though formulaic always have a new spin on it and I was hoping that the movie adaptation could easily translate what I so loved about the books -- Becky. Then I saw Isla Fisher onscreen last week and it definitely works.
Not really loving the confessional
|A new job? Hopefully. A new man? Possibly. A new handbag? Absolutely!||Photo courtesy of All Movie Photos|
Not only did I find this production to be irritating, unfunny, and lacking in entertainment value, but I found its underlying slavishness to a culture of consumption to be morally repugnant.I'm not sure if the title is Confessions of Shopaholic but I think that pretty much sets the tone for this movie. And since we all knew it was a rom-com going in, we're obviously not expecting some moralistic talking down on the act of shopping. So really, why complain about this?!
Rebecca may owe everybody for everything, but Fisher definitely owns the movie. She is the only one outside of Ritter who gives a bona fide performance.True. Isla was really the star of this show and she can really carry an entire film on her own. She was so endearingly cute as Becky -- who though wasn't British like in the book, she totally brought her to life! Now whenever I read the books, I'm so going to picture Isla (except maybe with an accent).
As unrealistic as the talking mannequins, but we’re pleasantly surprised by how good this movie makes us feel.I LOVED THE TALKING MANNEQUINS. I have to admit they were scary at first, but I totally loved how they put these in the movie, cause I sure as hell don't remember anything like that in the book. A great visual addition to the film.
Totally absolved of her sins
|All she ever wanted was a little credit...||Photo courtesy of All Movie Photos|
Predictable? Of course! But isn't that the beauty of rom-coms, you can go in knowing you won't be disappointed in the end. It was surely an unpredictable journey though getting to the ending complete with Finnish jokes and lots of cutesy moments between Becky and Luke -- and really,t that's what I paid to see anyway.
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