Monday, April 6, 2009

Confessions of a Shopaholic - the movie

Remember how I love Sophie Kinsella books? I even declared myself as a Kinsellaholic once. Obviously I have read all her books... well, almost. Her Shopaholic series from book 1 to book 5 are incredibly magnificent. Not to all I know. I do hear remarks of how absurd they think the character Becky Bloomwood is. But really she is the beauty of that series. However, I have to pass on Kinsella's other books. Less entertaining to me... Now come to think of it, I am not exactly a Kinsellaholic but more to a Beckyholic!! :-D

The movie I had long been waiting for is now showing. Not other than the Confessions of a Shopaholic. I watched this somewhere last week but didn't have the chance to blog about it. Guess who was my date? At first I planned to catch the movie with some of my girlfriends but someone volunteered to take me. Yes, it was HB. Thanks B! ;-)

Frankly... Frankly? I didn't really like the movie. The storyline is somehow different than the book. But again, I didn't read the Confessions of a Shopaholic. I read A Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic. Still, aren't both the same book with identical storyline but different titles & publishers?

Anyhow Isla Fisher who played Becky Bloomwood in the movie was brilliant. She I think was the saviour of this movie from becoming a real drag. I even caught HB laughing which I tell you is very rare.

I strongly believe that the movie should stick close to the original book. The plot is 100% in the US whereas the original should be in England. As HB put it, I should watch the movie first than only read the book. If that is so, having watched this not-up-to-the-expectation movie, I rather choose a better book to read. Won't you?

My two pennies worth. What say you?

Here is the movie trailer.


14 comments:

tireless mom said...

Hi Ja

The trailer nampak best and hilarious. Will try to get the DVD soon.

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Jabishah, here my 3 cents, I have not seen nor heard this movie or book.
I guess because hardly go to movies, last was Memoirs of a Geisha. Because wife nak tengok.
Wishing you and the gang best regards, Lee.

the principal said...

ja,

bestlah you HB nak ikut. The last movie I watched with Shahrul - Bride Wars. He told me to watch with my friends kalau girly stories. Have to get the DVD from Jaya 33..

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear Ja,
I saw it last Friday night with 4 of my girls. I was halfway thru the 1st book when I saw the movie. Tak sempat habis baca.

Now that I've finished reading it, yeap, movie's different from the book. But aren't all based-on-book movies like that? I remember The Lord of the Rings - I read the whole series and noticed there were some changes here and there. Nak bagi 'sedap' cerita kot.

Back to Becky - I agree with you .. she's such a doll!

I'm currently into Picoult and Stephenie Meyer - sebab Twilight lah, apa lagi :)

IBU said...

I oh-so-want to watch this movie too. But hubby suggested why don't i read the book first. That put me off lah... I remembered watching The Devils Who Wore Prada, after reading the book. Similar feeling, movie wasn't as good as the book.

So if i read the book first, I'll suffer the same disappointment.

In conclusion - I still wanna go watch the movie first lah! Hahaha...

bella said...

Hi Ja,
I watched this movie with Cik Abang. I have never read the books. And I am not a fan of sophie kinsella.Maybe I should try to read her books. But I liked the movie. There were moments where my CIk Abang will angkat kening and said...ehem...macam I biasa tengok je situasi nie...hehehhe....

Yatie_T said...

Hi Ja,
I haven't got a chance to watch this movie yet. Since it's no longer showing at the movie theaters here, I'll wait for the dvd. In the mean time, I think I'll buy the book. I might become as a Kinsellaholic. :) You take care, dear.

jabishah said...

Hi Kak Yatt,

Yes, it was an interesting movie really. Nak try to catch Talentime... HB wld be a wrong person to drag. ;-)

jabishah said...

Hi Uncle,

Watched MOAG too. And yes I made HB tag along. He was like trying hard not to sleep. Loved the movie. Why?Bcoz I hvnt read the book... ;-)

Enjoy your wkend.

jabishah said...

Hi Principal,

Hehehe! Tu lah... was lucky that day. Normally he wld refuse. But am, so sure lepas ni I hv to bayar hutang & kena watch a movie of his genre.

jabishah said...

Hi Kak Ja,

Yes... I am so into Picoult nowadays. Will blog abt it soon. Maybe after Im done w my travel journal. Ada org dah bising ni berenti lama sgt... ;-)

Ye lah, nx time around we got to watch the movie first than only hit the cinema. Klu dah terbaca, how??? ;-)

Take care!

jabishah said...

Hello ibu,

No! You go watch the movie first! The book comes later... Or else you will get the same disappointment like I did. Shopaholic series are very hilarious. A must read!

jabishah said...

Hi bella,

Good that you hv watched the movie & enjoyed it. Try the book next. You will love it more! I was like org gila gelak sorang2 whilst reading the whole shopaholic series. My Yasmin who is a book enthusiast has been wanting to read them too. But at 10 I think, it's rather too early. Movie pun classified as PG13, the book with more thorough situation lagilah... ;-)

jabishah said...

Hi yatie,

Long time no see.. ;-) Glad ur back.

Yes, do read the shopaholic series. Very hilarious! You will get addicted that is for sure.