Chick Lit Flicks: Fave Big-Screen Adaptations

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

In Her Shoes

Don’t let the shoe obsession fool you—this is not Sex and the City, the movie or the book! Instead this ’05 flick and the book it was based on by Jennifer Weiner give a surprisingly sweet and refreshingly realistic look at sisterhood, definitely of a higher quality than unfortunately most chick flicks! Cameron Diaz gives one of her best performances as party girl sister Maggie, while Toni Collette is, as usual, terrific as Maggie’s counterpart, the straight-laced, shoe-loving big sis Rose. Add in the always welcome Shirley MacLaine and you have one darn good fiction-to-film adaptation!

Image credit: classic.eyeonbooks.com,allmoviephoto.com

11 Comments

Post a Comment
  • avatar
    Rita:

    Nice. The book is usually better.

    {Reply}
  • annethecatdetective:

    I usually prefer action movies to chick flicks– and a good horror novel or mystery to chick lit– but I have to admit, a couple of these are on my ‘must watch’ list even so… (I don’t think I could sit through The Notebook, though)

    {Reply}
  • Lisa M:

    Gota go with the classic.. The notebook! Cry every time!!

    {Reply}
  • Corrinne:

    love the notebook

    {Reply}
  • avatar
    jenny-o:

    I LOVE THE BRIDGET JONE’S DIARY!!

    {Reply}
  • Crispy:

    books are usually better

    {Reply}
  • avatar
    poppia:

    I have read four of these books but that was many years ago. These days time to just lounge and read a good book seems like a vague memory. I also agree with Oohlalovie the Notebook was better in the movie form then the book. But Gone with the Wind and Pride and Prejudice were better in written form for me.

    {Reply}
  • esperanza:

    I have seen all the movies but I have only read about 2 books. I like that the movie adaptation stays somewhat with the story line

    {Reply}
  • penelope:

    love the notebook but i only saw the movie

    {Reply}
  • OohLaLovie:

    Gotta read and see some of these books and movies! I read most of them though!

    {Reply}
  • OohLaLovie:

    The movie The Notebook was better than the book. The book was written like it was for a 5th grader. Sparks is a great romance writer, but the movies always turn out better than his books.

    {Reply}

Give Us Your Opinion!

Post a comment as a guest or join now for great rewards!

  •