For book-to-movie week, I am going to report on two chicklit novel(las) that have been made into two of my favorite movies ever.
First up, BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S. Truman Capote's novella was short, succint and hit very close to the heart. I remember reading this coming-of-age story of Holly Golightly in high school and when I found out a very famous movie had been made I had to check it out.
In this case, I liked the movie more than the book. The glamourous, exquisite Audrey Hepburn, the dashing George Peppard as Paul "Fred" Varjack, the adorable cat who brings them together, and of course Tiffany's! After watching his movie, I went out and bought a little sleeveless black dress (from Forever 21, not Givenchy!) and wore my hair in an updo for about 6 months. I love love LOVE this movie.
Next up, IN HER SHOES. When I read Jennifer Weiner's book way back in 2003, I fell in love with the genre and knew I wanted to write a book like that someday. The extremely realistic story of two sisters who hate each other, yet can't live without each other really struck true for me.In this case, I liked the book more because I felt the movie left out big parts of Maggie's growth, like when she goes to college and works for the older woman.
I never imagined Cameron Diaz as Maggie, but I felt that Rose was perfectly captured by the immesenly talented Toni Collete.
So that's my tale of two chicklits. What chicklits have you guys seen that you loved as both books and movies. Which chicklits do you wish you could see on screen?
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