Archive for the ‘Women's Fiction’ Category

Read the book before you see…

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Public Enemies: directed by Michael Mann and starring Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard & Giovanni Ribisi.

The film is an adaptation of Bryan Burrough’s non-fiction book Public Enemies: America’s Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933–34.

The FBI tries to capture the infamous gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during the Great Depression in the 1930s.

The Private Lives of Pippa Lee: written and directed by Rebecca Miller and starring Keanu Reeves, Robin Wright Penn, Alan Arkin, Monica Bellucci, Julianne Moore & Winona Ryder.

The film is based on the book by the same name written by Rebecca Miller (yes, the director of the movie).

When the husband of a 50-year-old woman falls for a younger woman and wants to spend his time in the country, she begins to explore her buried sensuality and begins to have a very quiet nervous breakdown.

Read the book before you see…

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

(Due to a severely jet-lagged brain on my part, this wasn’t published last week.  Egad!  And it’s from my section, too.  Apologies to Ester and all of you, too :-)   Sophie )

Confessions of a Shopaholic: directed by P.J. Hogan and starring Isla Fisher, Hugh Dancy, Krysten Ritter, John Goodman, Joan Cusak, John Lithgow & Kristin Scott Thomas.

This film is an adaptation of two of the books in the Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella: The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic (in the US known as Confessions of a Shopaholic) and Shopaholic Abroad (in the US known as Shopaholic Takes Manhattan).

Rebecca Bloomwood moves to Manhattan with two purposes: shop ’till she drops and getting involved in the New York City magazine scene. During one of her shopping spurs she sees a beautiful green scarf, only she doesn’t have enough money to buy it and borrows money from a man on the street. That man is Luke Brandon, the son of the famous socialite Eleonor Sherman, Rebecca later finds out.
How will Rebecca cope in the expensive world of fashion and the fast pace world of magazines?