My Baby Ate Your Dingo and other ramblings


Romance and Comedy why not?
February 22, 2009, 8:42 pm
Filed under: movie review

isla-fisher-shopaholic-031108-0004Lately Ive been in the mood for simple hearted romantic comedies.  I never go into any romantic comedy expecting greatness but simply go to be entertained.  Most recently I saw Confessions of A Shopoholic and He’s Just Not That Into You.  Both films left me fully satisfied.  Isla Fischer stars alongside Hugh Dancy  in the quirky and innocent Confession of A Shopoholic.  Based on the novel by Sophie Kinsella, Shopoholic followes a young credit card debt ridden Fischer as she masquarades as a journalist for a financial magazine.  The film is a bit slow but does offer some adorable and hilarious scenes in which Fischer shows fantastic comedic timing.  The Latin dance scene between Fischer and Dancy is priceless and incredibly comedic.  If you enjoyed Devil Wears Prada you should expect to be somewhat entertained by this film, however, it is not up to par with Devils fashion and acting.

Another romantic comedy released recently was He’s Just Not That Into You. Surprisingly enough the film is right on the mark as far as the mind of women in the dating world is concerned.  I found it almost stressful rather than comedic.  I kept cheering all the women on and despising other (Johannson).  Some of the scenes hit too close to home, for example the scene in which Gigi is doing yoga and glancing at her phone every 5 seconds.  Yeah Ill admit Ive done that on more then one occasion.  Each relationship is unique and progresses the story in an interesting way.  The entire film seems like a How to or Self Help book for the struggling and confused 20-30 somethings.  I would have liked to have seen Barrymore in the film a little more then she was, considering she has fantastic comedic timing I found it strange to not see her in it more.  Scarlet Johansson and Jennifer Connelly are rather annoying throughout the entire film as well as their complex relationships.  I would have liked to have seen that disappear from the entire story.

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