26 January 2012

Film Review: Confessions of a Shopaholic

Confessions of a Shopaholic
(May contain spoilers)
Director: P.J. Hogan
Writers: Tracey Jackson (screenplay), Tim Firth (Screenplay), Kayla Alpert (Screenplay), Sophie Kinsella (Novel)
Stars/Characters: Isla Fisher/Rebecca Bloomwood, Hugh Dancy/Luke Brandon, Krysten Ritter/Suze, Joan Cusack/Jane Bloomwood, John Goodman/Graham Bloomwood
Cinema Release Date: 20th February 2009
Recently Watched (DVD): 26th January 2012
Rating Given: ****

I read this book a few years ago now but I do remember how much fun of a read this was so when I found out it was going to be made into a film I jumped at the chance to watch it.

Although this book has quite a few differences I still love the film just as much as I loved the book as they was both fun.

It's a very lighthearted film with a serious matter underneath which I love to see in films and books.

Isla Fisher as Rebecca Bloomwood is just the perfect casting as when reading the book you can really imagine Isla as Rebecca which not many films can cast the right characters but I think for Rebecca and even the other characters was the best I don't feel as though anyone else would have done a better job. I love the way she was able to bring the character to life and as a lovable character as well which could have been a hard thing to do as the things that Rebecca gets up to you could hate a character like that but with her portraying Rebecca in the way she is in the book you can't hate her.

Hugh Dancy as Luke Brendon was also the best possible casting for this particular role. I loved to see the interaction between Isla and Hugh they had the perfect chemistry and I loved the dancing scene with these two it was just so funny.

Overall a great, lighthearted, quirky and funny film in which I will watch over and over again like I already have done!