It’s easy to trash chick flicks, like Marisa Meltzer did this week at The Daily Beast. They set false expectations for women. The actresses are capable of more serious work. Blah blah blah blah blah….
But formulaic as the genre is known to be, you’ll still find us front row at the latest “He’s Just Not That Into Your Confessions Of 27 Dresses Bride Wars In The City” release. Chick flicks—gasp!—have redeeming value and we’re not afraid to say it.
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On last night’s episode of “The Bachelor,” I noted that ousted bachelorette Jillian (you shoulda won, girl!) rocked a totally fetching pair of hot pink driving gloves. And she’s not alone — in “Confessions of a Shopaholic,” Isla Fisher’s character, Rebecca Bloomwood, wears these distinctive gloves as well, in at least four different colors (pink, orange, yellow, and purple). They don’t really keep your hands frostbite-free during winter, but they are ideal for the crisp months in fall and spring — snatch ‘em up while they’re hot! After the jump, eight pairs we think are particularly fresh. Keep reading »
Starring Isla Fisher, Hugh Dancy, Krysten Ritter
Based on the series of chick lit books by Sophie Kinsella, “Confessions Of A Shopaholic,” is the story of adorable, but bumbling “journalist,” Rebecca Bloomwood, who has a serious shopping addiction that has left her in major debt. This movie, as we’ve noted, hit theaters at a seriously awkward time — WE’RE IN A RECESSION, ZOMG! Hardly the most appropriate time for a film about a woman who has a romantic attachment to stores and the wares they sell. Maybe the producers hoped the movie would be “relatable” to the millions of Americans who are having rough times themselves. After all, Rebecca’s credit cards are declined! Rebecca is being stalked by debt collectors! Rebecca cannot afford her rent! It’s just too bad that the account cancellation notices paving Rebecca’s yellow brick road of woe lead back to Bloomingdale’s. Continue reading
The entire Frisky office is presently working on the “Twilight” series because we’re trying to escape the holidays (if only for a few hours a week) and we love sexy, beautiful men, even if they’re imaginary. I’m also planning on reading the Sookie Stackhouse books now that the first season of “True Blood” is done. I didn’t want to spoil the TV series for myself, so now that I know the plot of the first book, “Dead Until Dawn,” I can’t wait to actually read it and the rest of the series in preparation for season two. If you’re not interested in these vampire series, then now is the perfect time to reread the Shopaholic series because the movie “Confessions of a Shopaholic” premieres early next year. Other great series’ to consider? All of Augusten Burrough’s memoirs, the “Dexter” book series (on which the TV series is based), and, yeah, Harry Potter.
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Just six months ago, the “Sex and the City” movie and its crazy-expensive clothes hit theaters. And we ate it up — even the $800+ pair of Manolo Blahnik heels. Oh, how times have changed. Another movie about conspicuous consumption, “Confessions of a Shopaholic,” will come to a theater near you on February 14. In the movie’s short trailer, designer brands get name-checked, and Rebecca Bloomwood (Isla Fisher) goes shopping multiple times. Today, AdAge.com writes about how the movie’s timing sucks. The state of the economy has meant that people actually have to change their shopping habits. Some say Touchstone Pictures will have a hard time marketing the movie, but we say they’ll just have to get creative and reshoot a few scenes. Or, who knows, maybe the market will perk up by February. Anyway, our thoughts on how they could tweak the movie to be a little more in sync with these rough economic times, after the jump.
Catherine and I cannot wait for “Confessions Of A Shopaholic” to hit theaters in February 2009 and we’re not embarrassed to say it. Based on the novel(s) by Sophia Kinsella, the film stars adorable Isla Fisher as Rebecca, a woman for whom shopping is the world’s great aphrodisiac. I wouldn’t have thought I would be THAT psyched about this movie, because the books (I’ve read one…okay, maybe two) are insanely mediocre as far as chick lit goes. But by the looks of the film’s trailer, Fisher breathes such life into an otherwise “meh” character, that it seems certain the movie will, for once, be way, way, way better than the book. Keep reading »