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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.

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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. Written by The Massie Twins

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A new job? Hopefully. A new man? Possibly. A new handbag? Absolutely! See more »

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Rated PG for some mild language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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13 February 2009 (USA)  »

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Loca por las compras  »

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£2,846,622 (UK) (20 February 2009)

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$44,268,860 (USA) (22 May 2009)
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The novel is set in London, however the setting was changed to New York in order to make it connect with an American audience and as New York was seen as a selling point to female audiences following the success of Sex and the City (1998). See more »

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At the Successful Savings office, Luke says he wants Rebecca to go to the "APA conference." Rebecca asks Hayley what the APA conference is. The camera moves to Luke. when it moves back to Rebecca, Hayley is gone. See more »

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D. Freak: My name is D. Freak. Uh, I'm a shopaholic.
[everybody greets him]
D. Freak: I'm also a former NBA player.
[brushing against the woman next to him]
D. Freak: We'll get back to that.
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Confessions of a Shopaholic-aholic
8 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I confess. I fell for the Shopaholic. Isla Fisher is charming, funny, adorably goofy yet undeniably attractive. You can't help but notice her uncanny resemblance to Enchanted's Amy Adams, which is not a bad thing at all, yet she still maintains the same unique kookiness we all enjoyed in her role as Vince Vaughn's equal in The Wedding Crashers. The incredible job on the CGI'd mannequins, done by Lucasfilms' Industrial Light & Magic, is also worth mentioning.

You're not supposed to go into the movie expecting it to be the next epic Titanic love story. You're expecting it to be goofy and sentimental yet genuine and entertaining, and it was all those things.

Confessions of a Shopaholic is a rare gem that's worth the guilty swipe of a maximized credit card.


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