Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Shopaholic Fever

Bonjour, mes amies!! I apologize for this late post; life's been quite hectic. I spent last weekend in Dallas visiting the parentals and spending time with Ma Soeur and bro-in-law. Highlights of the weekend include: eating my mom's delicious Korean food, driving to Dallas in my new ride, and seeing Confessions of a Shopaholic on Saturday!!! I absolutely adored the film, despite expecting the absolute worst. I had some serious issues with (1) Becky not being British, (2) the movie not taking place in London (my second favorite city in Europe, after Paris), and (3) Luke Brandon not being some tall, broad-shouldered high power PR executive. Now, after having seen the movie (twice, i must confess), i am: (1) still a bit sad that Becky's not British because really, nothing's cuter than a British shopaholic, right?, (2) OK with the fact that the movie took place in Manhatten (mostly b/c i'm going to be there in just a few weeks and can't WAIT to hit the shops!!), and (3) completely head-over-heels in love with Hugh Dancy, the darling Colin Firth/Hugh Grant hybrid that played the perfect movie version Luke Brandon. Oh and (4)? I ABSOLUTELY ADORE ISLA FISHER. I mean, look, can you imagine anyone playing a better Becky Bloomwood? (Totally loved her courageous color combos and fabulous gloves! Oh and can I pull off red hair?)

I've been reading lots of negative press re: the movie and how it's completely inappropriate in a time like now. But honestly, it's a light-hearted, fun, funNY romantic comedy at heart. The shopaholic angle definitely struck a chord with me (especially considering i first read the book nearly a decade ago and related with Becky way more than i ever intended to). There was one quote in particular that stuck with me. When asked, by a very angry, very handsome Luke Brandon why she shops, a tearful Becky replies: "When I shop, the world gets better...the world IS better! And then it's not anymore. And then I have to do it again." Sad? Perhaps. True? Very. And although i can honestly say that i'm on the road to shopaholic recovery, part of me can only hope that i look this happy when i hit the streets of Manhatten:

P.S. And boys? If seeing Isla Fisher in fitted tops, short skirts, and major stilettos isn't enough incentive for you to tag along with your girlfriend or gal pal, you should go just for the laughs. Seriously, this movie is laugh-out-loud F-U-N-N-Y. Plus, you might gain some helpful insight into the very complex mind of the beloved women in your life...


Melita said...

hey, nice to see you posting again. i look forward to seeing your posts. :) i read the book when it first came out and loved it. i saw the previews of the movie and i'll be honest, i was a little disappointed. but after your post about it, i will give it a chance. i am also heading to the city in march. i love ny and any chance i can get to go i jump on the opportunity.

on another topic, i had a question for you. i know you are a fellow htc (that is how i found your blog actually) and i am sure you keep up with kimberly's blog as well so i'm sure you noticed that she is having a summer solstice staycation on june 20th in dc. i was wondering if you were going? i have already signed up. i thought if you were going it would be nice to meet you and other htcs in person.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for your lovely comment, Carolyn! =)

I saw the trailer for this film when I went to see It's Just Not That Into You last night, and can't wait to see it!!! It looks hilarious!

Carolyn said...

Let me know how you girls like the film! I saw it AGAIN last night (i think it was my last) and still laughed out loud. :-)

Melita - I am SO hoping to make it to DC in June!! Another htc mentioned it to me, and i agree, it would be wonderful for us to all meet and connect in person.