The Literature Hub
Reviewed by Ashleigh
Author: Louise Bagshawe
Publisher & Pages: Orion Books, 480 pages
Blurb: Three women in search of a dream – but one of them with a nightmare in her heart.
Screenwriter Megan Silver is a waitress in an L.A. burger joint, and her life is going nowhere fast. But she has an idea worth a million dollars – if only she can get someone to read her script . . .
Supermodel Roxana Felix is the richest, bitchiest catwalk queen of them all. But it’s not enough; she wants to be a movie star and she’ll let nothing stand in her way . . .
Studio President Eleanor Marshall is the most powerful woman in Hollywood, yet the romantic inside her longs for love – and a baby. But right now she desperately needs a smash hit to save her job . . .
Highlight: An entertaining story about three independent women.
Caution: Adult themes (aka many sex scenes).
Highlight: Great for women who need empowerment.
Review: We’ve all dreamed of being famous, right? We’ve all dreamed of having a glamorous job (well, I have anyway). And I’m almost certain that we all have dreams. SO what if you got your dream life?
Megan silver represents the everyday girl. She works in a library and writes novels, but her novels keep getting rejected. So she perseveres, and lo and behold, she writes a script for a mega-smash-hit movie. She gets her dream guy and lives happily ever after. Except, she doesn’t.
Roxana Felix, the most gorgeous woman on the planet. She’s beyond supermodel gorgeous, and that’s exactly what she is. She controls the modelling industry. But she wants more. People aren’t interested in her, or what she thinks, or anything except her appearance. So she makes sure she gets more. She thinks she’ll be happy when she gets it. Except she isn’t.
Are you starting to sense a theme?
Eleanor Marshall is the most powerful woman in Hollywood. She’s put in the hard yards, she’s a studio executive, and she has a seemingly perfect relationship. She should be ecstatic. Except she isn’t.
The Movie is an excellent tale of how the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. You could spend years dreaming of the perfect life and working for it, but when you actually get it, it’s not the beautiful life that you had expected. This theme also plays on our fears, because I think we all have an underlying fear of our dream life being a lie.
This book also deals with feminism, and other topics such as a woman’s sexuality, and many more. It’s fantastic. It touches on so many aspects of modern day and past day life, and I felt like I could really relate to the characters and their situations.
The Movie is a beautiful story of love, life, and perseverance when life gets tough. If you don’t mind graphic descriptions of sex, I definitely recommend this book.
Star Rating: 4 Stars
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