Off-topic movie review: Confessions of a Shopaholic

OK, so with a little trepidation, I came across Confessions of a Shopaholic at the local library and, when no one was looking, I checked it out. I read the book, after all, and it was very cute and witty in a not-quite-Nick-Hornby way that most English writers should strive to be.

So, now, here’s the Americanized movie. It wasn’t dreadful, but it wasn’t great either. It was … uhm … memorable in the way not-so-good cookies are memorable. I mean, after all, they’re cookies. If you’ve seen one cookie … you get the idea …

The book was better.

Almost everything you need to know about the movie can be wrapped up in this sentence: there’s a trailer for Grey’s Anatomy, Season 5 before the movie.

I’m not sayin’, I’m just sayin’.

Here’s a red flag: Any movie that has a former NBA basketball star with a bit part is probably not very good. Nothing against John Sally, he’s a funny guy. It’s just a fact.

Finally, everyone should’ve seen this whole Betty White craze coming if they’d just saw The Proposal (another pre-movie trailer).

Of course, that would mean that people actually saw The Proposal

But that’s a little off-topic.

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2 thoughts on “Off-topic movie review: Confessions of a Shopaholic

  1. I loved The Proposal and Confessions! I agree Confessions of Shopoholic as a book was way better though, I would of picked different actors to play the characters.. well at least the soundtrack was REALLY good.

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