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The Other Boleyn Girl: The Book vs. The Movie

Reading this book for me was a complete word of mouth suggestion by my friend Lacey, and I thank her ever so greatly for it. I finished this 600 something page book in under a week, I literally could not force myself to put it down. I loved every word, every page, it was a great read, perfect for the summer. And when I finished this book earlier this week, I decided I had to see the movie, even though I didn’t really expect THAT much based on the fact that they turned a 600+ page book into a movie under 2 hours long. Hopefully I don’t give too much away if you haven’t read/seen it yet.

My Thoughts:

The obvious problem is that the movie left out tons and tons of the book, including huge chunks of the major story lines. Babies that were conceived (whether fully born or not) in the book were not even so much as mentioned in the movie. The only two babies were the boy Mary had, Henry, and Anne’s girl, Elizabeth. There was much more drama surrounding the two Boyeln’s conceptions from the King.

George. He was such a huge, integral, main character in the book. The scandals, the lies, the loyal ties (sometimes too loyal) he shared with his sisters were so deep rooted in the book. And yes, I know, its a book, there are more pages and there is more time to develop that sort of thing, but seriously, I didn’t even know who George WAS until the movie was halfway over. There were so many nail biting, teeth clenching moments that were left out (or even altered) in the movie. I was disappointed with that part.

Anne. I thought she was the biggest tyrant in the book, but in the movie, they defiantly changed the way Natalie Portman was to portray her. She was always keeping you guessing as to what she was going to do next, and which line she was going to cross.

Mary. I loved her character, and not because they wanted you to love her. I felt for her and what she went through and how she did everything she was told, but she was still cast aside, and even after everything she had been through, she was still loyal to her blood kin, and most importantly, to herself. Reading how she developed in the book was very entertaining. She was a great character.

All in all I loved the book….the movie not so much. If you are in the mood for a page turner, this is definitely the book for you. Go get it and read it now! You won’t be disappointed! FIVE STARS for the book.

The Other Boleyn Girl: The Book vs. The Movie

Reading this book for me was a complete word of mouth suggestion by my friend Lacey, and I thank her ever so greatly for it. I finished this 600 something page book in under a week, I literally could not force myself to put it down. I loved every word, every page, it was a great read, perfect for the summer. And when I finished this book earlier this week, I decided I had to see the movie, even though I didn’t really expect THAT much based on the fact that they turned a 600+ page book into a movie under 2 hours long. Hopefully I don’t give too much away if you haven’t read/seen it yet.

My Thoughts:

The obvious problem is that the movie left out tons and tons of the book, including huge chunks of the major story lines. Babies that were conceived (whether fully born or not) in the book were not even so much as mentioned in the movie. The only two babies were the boy Mary had, Henry, and Anne’s girl, Elizabeth. There was much more drama surrounding the two Boyeln’s conceptions from the King.

George. He was such a huge, integral, main character in the book. The scandals, the lies, the loyal ties (sometimes too loyal) he shared with his sisters were so deep rooted in the book. And yes, I know, its a book, there are more pages and there is more time to develop that sort of thing, but seriously, I didn’t even know who George WAS until the movie was halfway over. There were so many nail biting, teeth clenching moments that were left out (or even altered) in the movie. I was disappointed with that part.

Anne. I thought she was the biggest tyrant in the book, but in the movie, they defiantly changed the way Natalie Portman was to portray her. She was always keeping you guessing as to what she was going to do next, and which line she was going to cross.

Mary. I loved her character, and not because they wanted you to love her. I felt for her and what she went through and how she did everything she was told, but she was still cast aside, and even after everything she had been through, she was still loyal to her blood kin, and most importantly, to herself. Reading how she developed in the book was very entertaining. She was a great character.

All in all I loved the book….the movie not so much. If you are in the mood for a page turner, this is definitely the book for you. Go get it and read it now! You won’t be disappointed! FIVE STARS for the book.

Movie Review: Sex & The City Movie


I have been looking forward to this movie FOREVER. I am a huge SATC fanatic and seriously COULD NOT WAIT for this to come out. I watched the Oprah special on the movie when all the girls were there, and it made me even more excited to see how hyped up everyone in the audience and even Oprah was. So my roommate Jill and I went to see SATC on a glorious Friday afternoon, but we made an event out of it. We started off by picking up some treats at Edwards Freeman for during the movie. Always a fun little trip. Then we headed over to Bahama Breeze for their lunch special and some celebratory cocktails before the flick. I got their new fruit mojitos (a strawberry and a mango) and Jill got pina coladas. It was fabulous. For even more of a celebration, we were naughty and brought cosmo’s into the movie with us.

OK THE MOVIE: I don’t know why the reviews on this were not off the charts, because I loved Loved LOVED this movie. It was everything I could have hoped for. There was no point in the movie where I thought anything was put in unnecessarily. The story was perfectly on par with the rest of the television episodes and took place exactly four years from the finale. I thought they did an excellent job of giving the background of all the characters bringing them up to date. Seriously, I thought it was wonderful, I laughed, I cried, actually I cried the whole movie, sometimes out of sadness, sometimes out of joy, but it was great. Without giving anything away, I suggest you see it! GO NOW!

Best. Movie. Ever.

I want to see it again this weekend! And post movie for more SATC fun, Jill and I hit up Nordstrom’s for some fabulous shopping. I purchased some freaking fabulous Stewart Weitzman shoes in honor of Carrie, Charlotte, Samantha and Miranda.

Woop Woop!

Movie Review: Sex & The City Movie


I have been looking forward to this movie FOREVER. I am a huge SATC fanatic and seriously COULD NOT WAIT for this to come out. I watched the Oprah special on the movie when all the girls were there, and it made me even more excited to see how hyped up everyone in the audience and even Oprah was. So my roommate Jill and I went to see SATC on a glorious Friday afternoon, but we made an event out of it. We started off by picking up some treats at Edwards Freeman for during the movie. Always a fun little trip. Then we headed over to Bahama Breeze for their lunch special and some celebratory cocktails before the flick. I got their new fruit mojitos (a strawberry and a mango) and Jill got pina coladas. It was fabulous. For even more of a celebration, we were naughty and brought cosmo’s into the movie with us.

OK THE MOVIE: I don’t know why the reviews on this were not off the charts, because I loved Loved LOVED this movie. It was everything I could have hoped for. There was no point in the movie where I thought anything was put in unnecessarily. The story was perfectly on par with the rest of the television episodes and took place exactly four years from the finale. I thought they did an excellent job of giving the background of all the characters bringing them up to date. Seriously, I thought it was wonderful, I laughed, I cried, actually I cried the whole movie, sometimes out of sadness, sometimes out of joy, but it was great. Without giving anything away, I suggest you see it! GO NOW!

Best. Movie. Ever.

I want to see it again this weekend! And post movie for more SATC fun, Jill and I hit up Nordstrom’s for some fabulous shopping. I purchased some freaking fabulous Stewart Weitzman shoes in honor of Carrie, Charlotte, Samantha and Miranda.

Woop Woop!

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