Confessions of a Shopaholic

February 13th, 2009


Confessions of a Shopaholic

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A college grad lands a job as a financial journalist in New York City to support where she nurtures her shopping addiction and falls for a wealthy entrepreneur.

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 5.6/10 (25,809 voted)

Critic's Score: 38/100

Director: P.J. Hogan

Stars: Isla Fisher, Hugh Dancy, Krysten Ritter

Struggling with her debilitating obsession with shopping and the sudden collapse of her income source, Rebecca Bloomwood unintentionally lands a job writing for a financial magazine after a drunken letter-mailing mix-up. Ironically writing about the very consumer caution of which she herself has not abided, Rebecca's innovative comparisons and unconventional metaphors for economics grants her critical acclaim, public success, and the admiration of her supportive boss Luke. But as she draws closer to her ultimate goal of writing for renowned fashion magazine Alette, she questions her true ambitions and must determine if overcoming her "shopaholic" condition will bring her real happiness.

Writers: Tracey Jackson, Tim Firth

Isla Fisher - Rebecca Bloomwood
Hugh Dancy - Luke Brandon
Krysten Ritter - Suze
Joan Cusack - Jane Bloomwood
John Goodman - Graham Bloomwood
John Lithgow - Edgar West
Kristin Scott Thomas - Alette Naylor
Fred Armisen - Ryan Koenig
Leslie Bibb - Alicia Billington
Lynn Redgrave - Drunken Lady at Ball
Robert Stanton - Derek Smeath
Julie Hagerty - Hayley
Nick Cornish - Tarquin
Wendie Malick - Miss Korch
Clea Lewis - Miss Ptaszinski

Taglines: All she ever wanted was a little credit...


Official Website: Disney [United States] | Official site [Japan] |

Release Date: 13 February 2009

Filming Locations: Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA

Opening Weekend: $17,809,053 (USA) (15 February 2009) (2507 Screens)

Gross: $108,333,222 (Worldwide)

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Did You Know?

Isla Fisher is only 14 years younger then Joan Cusack who plays her mother, Jane Bloomwood.

Continuity: At the end of the movie, when Rebecca and Luke are standing together, a couple walks by. When the shot changes from Luke back to the two of them, the same couple walks by again.

Rebecca Bloomwood: They said I was a valued customer. Now they send me hate mail.

User Review

I love a good chick flick - but that was just painful

Rating: 2/10

Let me start off by saying that I'm not your typical macho male who hates everything that is even remotely resembling to a chick flick. I like a good chick flick - if it's good. Most of them are. Some are not. Confessions of a Shopaholic fall into the latter category. The movie is painfully predictable (you can literally guess what will happen next) and ridiculously not funny. The acting is poor, even though there is a number of well-renowned artists present. The fashions is more than once, more than twice absolutely disgraceful, especially for a fashion themed movie. The plot is flat and it lacks much sense. The main character is annoyingly irresponsible. The list goes on and on, but there is something more that is really frightening. The movie is basically about a person who suffers from being a shopaholic. She has actual illness, which makes her buy everything she sees on the display, which gives her an adrenaline rush. We all know that there is such thing. Nothing wrong about making a movie about it either. The problem is that this is not handled in any good way in the movie. The girl gets off easy, she barely learns her lesson and on top of everything the poor debt-collecting worker is being shown as a negative character for reasons I cannot fully understand. What's even more frightening, I can see this movie being a guideline for hundreds of women who in deed have a spending problem, who do spend more than they make and I doubt that this movie will make them rethink their actions, au contraire: they will find it as an excuse to develop their habits even further. As far as I am from preaching about the state of economy, I really thought that this movie carried a certain amount of wisdom; instead of this, I was left with a moronic picture for brain-dead. Thanks, but no thanks. If a gay guy hates a chick flick, then you know it can't be good.


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