Confessions of a Shopaholic

Confessions of a Shopaholic

P J Hogan (2009)

99min
PG Certificate
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Our Score
Star Isla Fisher (Wedding Crashers) proves to be the most precious commodity in this chick flick based on the bestselling novels by Sophie Kinsella. The action is relocated from London to New York, with Fisher playing heroine Rebecca Bloomwood, an aspiring fashion journalist who has run up massive credit-card debts in the shops on Fifth Avenue. She takes a job on a dull financial publication in a bid to advance her career, but struggles to curb her shopaholic tendencies. Hugh Dancy channels Hugh Grant as her boss - the man who competes with Gucci shoes for Rebecca's attention. It's a fresh and funny premise, but the way the action plays out is often unconvincing and it's further devalued by a conventional romance plot. Thankfully, Fisher proves to have rare star quality, throwing herself into the role with great gusto and perfect comic timing, while director PJ Hogan (My Best Friend's Wedding) is smart enough to capitalise on this.

Summary

Aspiring fashion journalist Rebecca Bloomwood accepts a position writing for a financial magazine. As she sets the publishing world alight with her unique brand of consumer advice, Rebecca is forced to confront her own purchasing habits and begins to question whether rampant spending sprees are the way to true happiness. Comedy, starring Isla Fisher, Hugh Dancy, Krysten Ritter and Joan Cusack.

Cast & Crew

Rebecca Bloomwood Isla Fisher
Luke Brandon Hugh Dancy
Suze Cleath-Stewart Krysten Ritter
Jane Bloomwood Joan Cusack
Graham Bloomwood John Goodman
Edgar West John Lithgow
Alette Naylor Kristin Scott Thomas
Alicia Billington Leslie Bibb
Ryan Koenig Fred Armisen
Hayley Julie Hagerty
Drunken lady at ball Lynn Redgrave
Director P J Hogan
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Walt Disney Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 20 Feb 2009

Comedy

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