Friday, 5 September 2008

Confessions of a Shopaholic


I read this book from start to end without coming up for air during a flight from Sydney to Tokyo back in 2000. It was captivating, hilarious, and highly topical. I am sure with today's credit crunch it will be even more so. Confessions of a Shopaholic is written by Sophie Kinsella and is the tale of Becky Bloomwood, a working girl who spends her money as soon as she gets it. After accumulating thousands of pounds in debt, Becky refuses to face her dire situation and carries on spending and spending. You can read more about the Shopaholic books in blog that I worte here. A few years and several sequels later I was thrilled to hear that Confessions of a Shopaholic was being turned into a movie. I was less thrilled in hearing that Aussie actress, Isla Fisher was playing Becky Bloomwood and to add insult to injury she would be American and not English as in the book. So, so annoying and my enthusiasm for the film waned. However after seeing the trailer for the film I have softened a bit because it looks like we have the signs of a very good chick flick. Mind you it is directed by PJ Hogan who gave us My Best Friend's Wedding and Muriel's Wedding and he knows a thing or two about chick flicks. We also have the great Jerry Bruckheimer on board as producer and a certain Patricia Fields working on the wardrobe.

This is what Sophie Kinsella had to say about the film on her website.

"The movie isn't a scene-by-scene recreation of the book. It has similar plotlines and many scenes straight from the book - but it also has differences. Of course, there's a part of me that would have loved to see my own creation put up onto the screen word-for-word with not one syllable changed... but the truth is, films are very different from books. They are interpretations. I've had to realise that this isn't my baby any more, it is something different. So this movie will be an interpretation of Becky and her stories - with what I hope and strongly believe is exactly the same spirit and comedy and fun."

Check out the trailer above.

Confessions of a Shopaholic is released on 27th February 2009.

5 cool comments:

coco said...

The trailer has been removed but I will look out for this. I am sure I will love the film.
I agree they should not make another SATC film. It wouldn't work.

Kwana said...

I had many of the same feelings you did since I was so in love with the original books. But I love the trailer and can't wait to give the movie a go.

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS MOVIE!! The trailer reminds me so much of "The Devil Wears Prada," and I loved that movie. I need to read the books! :-)

Couture Carrie said...

Can't wait to see this movie!!

sydneydoll said...

shall be interesting.

i look forward to the fashion.