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Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  13 February 2009 (USA)
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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 »


Comedy | Romance

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

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Release Date:

13 February 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Loca por las compras  »

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$17,809,053 (USA) (13 February 2009)


$44,268,860 (USA) (22 May 2009)

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


Rebecca hides the scarf once she knows who her interviewer is, which results in Luke knowing that she was lying about the necessity of the scarf. But hiding her scarf was not actually needed; Luke had never seen it before and had no reason to believe that this was the very scarf she the needed money for. See more »


Suze: Bex, I just found the perfect book for you.
Garret E. Barton: Control Your Urge to Shop, with Garrett E. Barton. That's me. Do you find yourself constantly drawn toward stores?
Suze: Yes.
Rebecca Bloomwood: Nope.
Garret E. Barton: Does your heart quicken when you see new merchandise in neatly stacked piles?
Suze: Yes!
Rebecca Bloomwood: no.
Suze: this guy's good!
Garret E. Barton: Did you answer "no" to these questions and are consequently in denial?
Suze: yes.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


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2 March 2009 | by (Miami, Fl) – See all my reviews

I have to give credit where credit is due; "Confessions of a Shopaholic" does have some engaging moments of comedic credibility. But unfortunately not enough to provide the film with a high interest rate. "Confessions of a Shopaholic" stars the perky Isla Fisher as Rebecca Bloomwood, a full-time magazine writer who also moonlights and daylights as a full-time shopaholic. Ms. Bloomwoodgale herself persistently shops & shops and has run her credit card balances to astronomical rates. Rebecca is in denial that she has a consumer addiction even though she continues to confront many credit card denials in her shopping sprees. She inadvertently gets hired to work as a journalist in (out of all places) a financial magazine. However, her overridden goal is to work as a fashion journalist in the monarchic fashion magazine "Adelle". She starts writing columns in the financial magazine with the alias "the girl with the green scarf" on the nightmare of commercial manipulation and consumer zaniness. Yes! That is true! Is this great country or what? Oh wait, memo to self: this is a movie! Rebecca's personal list includes: a humble editor boss whom she falls for, a best friend roommate who tries to control her shopamanian ways, and parents who want to pursue their R.V. road trip dreams. Eventually and predictably, Rebecca does get herself in several hot water scenarios caused by her consumer craziness and persistent blasphemy. So therefore, she does go through the self-realization addiction process. Director P.J. Hogan's stereotypical depictions of the consumer industry did not provide me anything of originality to get all charged about. However, I must not discount the fact that I did like how he directed Isla Fisher. She was The Fisher Queen of this film with her zany but yet fervent performance; Isla is sure to have her master thespian card renewed with other comedic leading roles in the foreseeable future. However, the rest of the cast of "Confessions of a Shopaholic" are not worthy of a credit thespian increase. Screenwriter Tracey Jackson's script was not of a "laugh-it-all blue light special" material, but commendable enough for a few laughs in return. Due to our nation's economic strife, "Confessions of a Shopaholic" might not be the ideal movie to watch these days; but then again as was previously mentioned- It is a movie! So this yours truly movieholic will try to sale it to you at a moderate price. *** Average

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