Monday, May 3, 2010

TCP: Book Based Movie

For this  Tuesday's Couch Potato it is all about movies based on a book and here are my favorite picks. Hope you like them as well.


The Chronicles of Narnia is a book written by C.S. Lewis between 1849 to 1954, it is a seven part fantasy novel for children. So far there are only 2 novels that has been made into a movie and that is The Witch, The Lion and The Wardrobe and Prince Caspian. This is a movie worth watching and I personally recommend for children to watch. It gives a lot of moral lessons that are very good to impart to children. Moreover The Chronicles of Narnia series has Christian parallels as follows:

The Magician's Nephew tells the Creation and how evil entered Narnia.
The Lion etc the Crucifixion and Resurrection.
Prince Caspian restoration of the true religion after corruption.
The Horse and His Boy the calling and conversion of a heathen.
The Voyage of the "Dawn Treader" the spiritual life (especially in Reepicheep).
The Silver Chair the continuing war with the powers of darkness
The Last Battle the coming of the Antichrist (the Ape), the end of the world and the Last Judgement.


The Notebook was written by Nicholas Sparks author of the novel turned movie hit "A Walk To Remember".  The story tells about 2 young lovers who were separated for a very long time because of the woman's parents who prefer she married someone from their own social circle. Noah, was a poor guy who loved Allie very much but Allie's parents were against it and separated them. Years later they found each other and still had strong feelings for each other decided to get married against all odds. The movie moves on to the part where Old Allie had Alzheimer's disease and Noah stood beside her even when she does not recognize him. He stayed with her in the nursing home and read to her from the notebook that told of their love story every single day without fail, until they both passed away together on the same night.  The movie will pull at your heart strings and I definitely would suggest that you get ready with a box of Kleenex before you watch this. 

Confessions Of A Shopaholic:

This movie was based on a novel of the same title by Sophie Kinsella. Starring Isla Fisher and Hugh Dancy. This a story every woman can definitely relate to! Well the joys of shopping an every woman's delight and dismay! Dismay when you have to deal with credit card debt when you overspend. This is an ultimate chick flick that I love and recommend.

The Devil Wears Prada:

Starring Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep. This movie was a big hit. It tells about a young woman who worked for a boss from hell magazine editor who has ridiculous demands. The young woman has to sacrifice a whole lot just to keep her job. It's also about fitting in at work something we all can relate to. This is very inspiring for me as I try to do the best I can in my job no matter who the boss is.  5 popcorn buckets for this movie!

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