Tuesday, February 3, 2009
"Confessions of a Shopaholic", Will It be a Delight or a Disaster?
by A. Brooks
Style and Focus Lifestyle PR
The New York Times Bestselling novel "Confessions of a Shopaholic" by Sophie Kinsella will be released in theatres next Friday, February 13th (just in time for Valentine's Day). The book centers around the main character Rebecca "Becky" Bloomwood's love of shopping that's hindered by her dread of the B-word....Bills. Becky seemingly has it all: a great apartment (which she shares with her best friend, Suze) in a trendy neighborhood, fabulous trendy friends, a closet full of the hottest clothes and a never-ending pile of bills. It's a funny and well written book that once you start reading you can't put down.
With hit Fashionable Female Movies like "Devil Wears Prada" (also a bestselling novel) and "Sex and the City" I can see how "Confessions of a Shopaholic" will fill that FFM void that's been missing from the box office. "Confessions" is much anticipated, however, some die-hard fans of the book series are voicing their unhappiness with the completion of this movie. Some of the most popular complaints they have are: 1) That Becky's not British, 2) The movie is set in NYC instead of London, and 3) Why did they Americanize the movie? From searching some of the blogs and message boards I have noticed that some of the die-hard fans think this movie will be terrible. As a fan of the book series, I was quite excited when I heard they were turning one of my favorite book's into a movie. However, I do feel like some of the Brit charm of the book is gone from the movie, but I will wait to state my opinion until after I've seen it.
Yes, the movie is a slight adaption of the book given they are still using the same characters and the general idea of the book but have changed a few things for their own reasons. For those who want to know about the fashion, Patrica Field is the stylist of this film. She also styled both "Sex and the City" and "Devil Wears Prada", so expect to spot a new trend in the movie.
What's your opinion, Will "Confessions of a Shopaholic" be a Delight or a Disaster?