This film is an interesting twist on the often mundane genre of romantic comedies. Ryan Reynolds, who has successfully gone beyond his previous role as teen movie heartthrob, is very appealing here. He plays it serious when needed, always charming and never too over the top. The story has Reynolds talking with his daughter, Maya, about why he’s divorcing her mother. Maya wants to know details about his past relationships, hoping it will help her see what might have gone wrong with her parents’ marriage. Reynolds confesses to having three serious relationships in his life, one of whom is Maya’s mother…but Maya is just going to have to guess which story is the one about her parents. Yes, it’s overly cutesy at times (I mean it IS a romantic comedy), but never too much. And unlike almost all “rom coms” of today, it is not entirely predictable. Sure, we know it will end happy but with whom will it end happy???? Watch and find out!
Facebook0Google+0Twitter0Pinterest0tumblrEmail

Be the first to comment!


This is a cute, fun movie that will take your mind off of your own financial problems…for 2 hours, at least. It’s not high art, but when you look at the title, if you think it might be an “art” film, slap yourself and then sit back and enjoy. Based on the books Confessions of a Shopaholic and Shopaholic Takes Manhattan by Brit author Sophie Kinsella, the movie, like the books, feature an excitable, screwball female named Becky Bloomwood who lives to shop and shops to live. The movie, does though, change some major points…first, in the book, Becky is a Londoner…here, Becky is a confirmed New Yorker. Secondly, the man she falls for is her boss in the movie…in the book, that is a different scenario. Do these changes alter the fun of the film over the fun of the books…no. There are plenty of stores in both London and NYC! If you need a fun, entertaining pick-me-up, see this movie!

Facebook0Google+0Twitter0Pinterest0tumblrEmail

Be the first to comment!