Friday, October 29, 2010

Books to Movies: The Help (yay!) and What to Expect When You're Expecting... (um what?)

This week's issue of EW had a first look at The Help movie. (The article's not online, otherwise I'd link to it.) The lovely and sweet Emma Stone as Skeeter? Awesome. Bryce Dallas Howard as Hilly? So awesome. Viola Davis as Aibileen? Perfection. I cannot wait for it. I think it'll be fabulous! I loved, loved the book.

Then I saw this on my Twitter stream this morning: Someone is making What to Expect into a movie? Huh? The post says it'll be sort of like Love Actually (one good thing about Christmas coming soon - my annual viewing of Love Actually...sigh) following five pregnant couples around. Well, OK, maybe that could work, but obviously it's very loosely based on the book then.

Any other books-to-movies you're excited for?


Erin said...

I'm also super excited for The Help - that was one of the first non-baby books I read after Annie and I LOOOOOOOOVED it. It was a great reminder that I can get excited and into non-baby things still :)

What to Expect... weird. Jury's still out on that one.

manda said...

See, you put What to Expect next to Love Actually and I want to like it, even though I've never read the book or been pregnant. I, too, am eagerly anticipating the annual Love Actually viewing.

And apparently I need to read The Help. ;)

doahleigh said...

I loved The Help too, can't wait for the movie. And Love Actually? YES PLEASE!

Em said...

I am excited for The Help, too. I have to say, though, I think Emma Stone is way too pretty and not nearly awkward enough to play Skeeter. Bryce Dallas Howard as Hilly is perfect, though.

And I also have an annual Love Actually showing. Can't wait!