I was on a break from work last week and I wanted to relax back and just do things as and when I felt like.
And now when I look back I’m amazed to note the amount of movies and books I managed to devour at the time. Because believe me, I’m the one who likes to take things one at a time. Even with my favorite series, it’s just one episode at a time.
So looking back, I think I may have reached my highest mark in my movie-book marathon. 😁
Movie 1: Sweet Home Alabama
Small town girl Melanie Carmichael has made it big in New York city. And when her boyfriend, who is the most eligible bachelor in New York proposes to her, she must return to her home town Alabama to sort out some unfinished business with – her husband!
Reese Witherspoon is brilliant as always but this time it was both the lead guys who did a better job than her. I love the fact that both of them were so understanding of Melanie. And while the climax is predictable, it is the part that gives the film it’s small town charm.
And I loved the scene when her boyfriend proposes to her and asks her to choose any ring she likes from the whole damn Tiffany shop!! 😱😁
Movie 2: The Devil wears Prada
Andy Sachs is personal assistant to the world’s worst boss Miranda Priestly. While Andy tries to do her best as Miranda’s assistant so as to get her big break in the writing world, she discovers the politics behind the glamor, the choices and it’s consequences.
I read the book first and I often end up comparing a book and a movie and I found the movie a load better. In the book all I could do was hate Miranda Priestly but the movie put a humane touch to her.
Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway are simply a delight to watch. So also Emily Blunt. This is a movie I would say definitely watch.
Movie 3: Monte Carlo
Three young women on a trip to Paris are whisked away to Monte Carlo when one of them is mistaken for a British heiress. Complications arises as they try to keep up the masquerade.
Selena Gomez said that this was a movie she was doing for the girls, if not anything else. And it is a typical girls day out movie – young women discovering fame, love, self respect and life while on a journey away from home.
Movie 4: Miss Congenitality
Movie 5: Miss Congenitality 2
FBI agent Gracie Hart is as tough as nails. When a threat letter sent by a terrorist called as Citizen threatens to blow up the Miss United States pagent, she goes undercover as a participant.
Part 1 was fantastic!! 😍😍 It was a joy ride from the start till the end. Agent Gracie Hart is taught how to ‘be a lady’ and as she snorts through all the competitions, she is a clear winner. Sandra Bullock is amazingg and u must must watch this movie.
Much as Part 1 was fabulous, Part 2 disappointed me huge time.
Gracie Hart is made the ‘New Face of the FBI’. But when the Miss United States and the pagent emcee gets abducted, she must once again become the tough nails agent she was.
It was a pain watching the intelligent character of Gracie Hart portrayed as a bimbo. Even when she ditches that phase and become agent Hart again, the ensuing drama just isn’t even comparable to Part 1.
Movie 6: Something Borrowed
Rachel is in love with Dex. But Dex is engaged. To none other than her childhood best friend Darcy. What will Rachel do?
Once again a book much better adapted to a movie. I initially had my reservations about this movie because it is the clichéd friend-best friend-boyfriend kind of movie but as it played out I liked it a lot.
It is easier to love the movie Rachel and Darcy. Kate Hudson does a fab job playing the ‘I dont let things get to me’ girl. I like that Ethan is given more importance in the movie.
And that badminton game they play when everytime you lose a point you reveal a secret about the other team😈
Movie 7: Bride Wars
Two best friends become the worst of enemies as both try to sabotage the other’s wedding as it happens to overlap a slot at the Plaza – a venue where both dreamed to have their perfect June wedding.
I remember this movie being talked about a lot when it released and I found it, hmm, not so great like.
When Liv and Emma fight with each other, it’s like those midly interesting catfights. I particularly loved when Kate Hudson screams, “My hair are blue! Blue!!!” 😂
And I also liked the part when Emma’s boyfriend proposes to her with the ring hidden in a fortune cookie as they lounge on the sofa like every other weekday night and eat Thai food and watch TV and he tells her this is just how he wants to live with her forever. 😍
Book 1: The Devil wears Prada
If u tell me that there is a good movie based on a book, I will always read the book first 😀
This is what I did with Devil wears Prada. Both the movie and the book are good and I do enjoy reading about the glamor world.
Book 2: Spa Wars
Emily Brown runs a beauty salon that has been her childhood dream. The unexpected arrival of a reality TV star Carina Lees at her salon turns the tide of business in her favor. Until things start to somehow go horribly downhill.
I did not like this book. It had a predictable plot, a very slow storyline that takes ages building up and even when things go wrong for Emily, I couldn’t feel sympathetic for her
Book 3: Industrial Magic
Paige Winterbourne is a witch living in with her sorcerer boyfriend Lucas. When a serial killer starts targeting the Cabal kids, the sorcerers are forced to bring Paige on board. And Paige has no choice but to help when she realizes that her own ward could be a potential target.
This book is the fourth in the series called Women of the Other World. But don’t worry if u haven’t read the previous books because the author gives you a background about each character.
I loved the way the story is told. Creating a mystery novel is hard enough, creating one revolving around the world of supernaturals is an amazing job to pull off. And they have a wide array of supernats – witches, sorcereres, necromancers, clairvoyants, half demons, werewolves, vampires and even zombies are mentioned in passing.
If u would love to read a supernatural mystery novel, this one I would highly recommend.
Book 4: Something Borrowed
Book 5: Something Blue
Something Borrowed book offers a more detailed backdrop into the characters. It made me hate Darcy more and understand Rachel a little bit more. But sometimes these flashbacks of Rachel seem to drag forever and u can’t wait for her to finish reminiscing and focus on present story.
I have just started reading Something Blue and I feel like Darcy is outrageously selfish. But the book promises to bring out a softer side of hers and the reviews I have read have assured me that it’s important to hate Darcy initially to properly appreciate her reform.