In a follow up to the Book to Movie reading challenge, I finally got around to watching the movie version of Steve Martin’s Shopgirl last night. I enjoyed the movie, but I liked the book better.

Mirabelle’s interior life was much clearer in the book, and since this is what made her relationship with a much older man believable, I did find that a bit lacking in the movie. Also, I hate to say it, but I see Steve Martin, and I expect him to break out into the King Tut song at any moment, and that seriously effects my ability to watch him in dramatic roles. This is not to say that he wasn’t good in this movie, I just had a hard time getting past my preconceptions of him in order to buy him in this role, and that’s even knowing that he wrote it.

One think I think I did enjoy a little but more about the movie was the character of Jeremy. It was fun to actually see someone behaving like that much of an idiot.


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