Friday, March 13, 2009

Movie Review

Confessions of a Shopaholic

I was excited to see this movie, based on the fact that I read and loved the book many years ago. Which, by the way, is the best way to enjoy a movie based on a book. Don't read the book too close to seeing the movie or all you'll notice is what was left out or changed. (ahem, Harry P.)

I'm pleased to admit I saw this with mom, dad, and sisters and everyone loved it. It was hilarious, heartwarming, colorful and fun. Isla Fisher did a wonderful job playing Becky Bloomwood, a ridiculous shopaholic who manages to be endearing and sympathetic while drowning in debt.

Hugh Dancy was charming as usual, but a tad on the boring side.

I loved Krysten Ritter as the best friend and of course, the always stellar Joan Cusack as Becky's mom (blowing my mind a little that she is now playing the mom of 20-somethings).

See the movie, although you'll probably have to wait for the DVD, and read the books, they're hilarious!


Aaron and Whitney Johnson said...

thanks for the review! everyone that has seen it has loved this movie! i'm just waiting patiently for it to come out in the dollar theater... :) miss you girl! we should have a roommate reunion or something!

Allison said...

The movie sounds fantastically entertaining and you've officially made up my mind to go see it, and thankfully it just opened at the $2 theater around here.

Thanks for the comment on my blog Brit! Last time I checked you were DC-side and student teaching. How's life? And I'm curious: did you get to use gDiapers? I'd love to hear your experience!