Friday, 1 September 2017

I'll Have What She's Having - Book Review + Giveaway

I love a good romantic comedy, and Nora Ephron can really be considered a pioneer in this movie genre. I'll Have What She's Having by journalist Erin Carlson describes how Nora Ephron directed three iconic films that basically gave birth to the modern romantic comedy as we know it.

In the 80s and 90s, Nora Ephron directed When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, and You've Got Mail. I didn't realize when I watched them years ago that these movies were all connected in a trilogy of sorts, but now it's easy to see how they are linked, especially when it comes to Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.

I'll Have What She's Having offers a backstage pass to the film sets of each of these movies and how Nora Ephron pushed to challenge the role of women in film.

This book is perfect for those who love learning the story behind the story. There was lots of information about the making of each film and about Hollywood in general at that time. I particularly enjoyed the fascinating anecdotes that the author learned from her interviews and research. Reading this, you will certainly learn plenty about these Ephron films and many other movies from the 1980s and the 1990s.

At times, I felt like there was almost too much supporting detail, so, for me, this book was best enjoyed a few chapters at a time over the course of a month, rather than a book I'd pick up and read everyday.

True film buffs or anyone who is interested in learning more about the makings of these three films will absolutely find this the perfect read.

If this sounds like it's up your alley, thanks to TLC Book Tours and Hachette Books, I'm giving away one print copy of I'll Have What She's Having over on Instagram. You can enter here.


Disclaimer - I received a copy of I'll Have What She's Having courtesy of TLC Book Tours and Hachette Books. All thoughts and opinions are genuine and entirely my own. To hear what other bloggers had to say about this book, you can visit the whole tour here.

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