Wednesday, February 29, 2012

February 2012 Books and Movies

Twenties Girl
Sophie Kinsella

Hmm. Better than some of the mid series shopaholic books, not as good as The Domestic Goddess. I still read it cover to cover in 3 days, so Kinsella definitely knows how to write a hook. I really wanted to know what happened next. That being said, I wasn't invested in Lara (once again, for the better part of the book the heroine was completely dependent on a man) and the Lington coffee shop business was really silly . I did like the ghost character and thought the 20s historical fiction angle was brilliant. It's worth reading if you're a fan of this author, otherwise, give it a miss.

Office Space

I can't believe I missed this the first time around! Cute little movie that really captured the feel of slogging it out day by day in a almost Y2K office environment. Love Ron Livingston as his character Peter and the characters of Mr. Lumbergh (the boss) and Milton, the office whipping boy who is actually secretly plotting the destruction of the company. Some really great laugh out loud moments. I loved King of the Hill and I though Mike Judge's take on The Office, before it was a television series, was great. My only complaint was the lack of female roles, but that is too be expected in Hollywood for anything that isn't deemed a chick flick. Give it a watch, it's pretty funny.