Monday, March 30, 2009

Book2Movie: True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet

Movie: True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet
Starring: JoJo, Valerie Bertinelli, Lynda Boyd, Justin Louis, Ian Nelson, Melanie Leishman, Leah Cudmore, and Shenae Grimes
Book written by: Lola Douglas
Teleplay written by: Elisa Bell

Fresh out of rehab, teen star Morgan Carter is taking a step out of the spotlight. She just doesn't realize how big a step. Morgan's mom sends her to Ft. Wayne, Indiana, to recover. Even with a makeunder, an assumed name, and a fake identity, Middle America is going to mean a serious lifestyle adjustment for this Hollywood starlet.

This movie was originally released last summer but I didn't get to see it (was out celebrating my cousin's 11th bday) then but i did recently through YouTube. And I have to say it was really good. Though the movie didn't discuss why Morgan started drinking (If you read the book you'd realize it's sort of a big thing) this was a bit disappointing to see that issue unaddressed. That was about the only thing I didn't like. As for the actors, well, JoJo, Valerie, Ian and Melanie weren't who I'd picture Morgan, Trudy, Eli, and Emily to look like. JoJo was good, it was...wierd (a good wierd) seeing her in this role but she handled it fine. Valerie. Valerie, Valerie, Valerie. I (HEART) her so I have nothing negative to say. Ian and Melanie. Again not what I pictured but they passed as the real deal so i'm happy. In conclusion, all I have to say is that I hope there is a sequel because they didn't touch on the matter most important. The reason why Morgan started drinking. It may seem like I'm just harping on this for no reason but it is important. It's like telling thestory of Sleeping Beauty and leaving out the part of why the evil fairy hated the princess. Again Cause and Effect, except this time they forgot the cause.

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