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Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)

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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt, Kirsten Dunst, Katie Holmes, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, and Lindsay Lohan were all considered for the role of Rebecca Bloomwood. Witherspoon turned down the role because she thought it was too similar to her Legally Blonde (2001) role. See more »


While Rebecca is in the interview at Successful Savings, the desk behind her is alternately occupied and empty between shots. In one shot, Hayley talking on the phone, with the green scarf on her lap. In the next shot, she is gone. In the next shot, she is at the door, giving Rebecca her scarf. See more »


Alette Naylor: Your column will be 'Affordable Fashion.' 500 words, once a month... Welcome to Alette.
Rebecca Bloomwood: I can do affordable fashion! I mean, I know where all the sales are!
Jane Bloomwood: [interrupting] Yes she does, oh! In fact, she got that from me!
Rebecca Bloomwood: [laughing] I didn't, I didn't! No, I didn't, I didn't, I didn't...
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Written by Gil Fuller
Performed by Machito
Courtesy of GNP Crescendo Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Should make Melanie Griffith proud.
12 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Being a non-shopper, I can hardly call myself expert on the parsing of a shopaholic in Confessions of a Shopaholic. But this I can say: Rebecca Bloomwood (Isla Fisher) is an addict of major proportions, unable to let go of the exhilaration that shopping brings, a feeling that the world is better for her purchases.

The film is a cliché from the get go, as corny as could possibly be about 25 year old writer Rebecca with the shopping affliction who eventually meets her dream man through a series of subterfuges that would make Melanie Griffith's Tess in Working Girl proud. What saves the film from my scourge, which did not spare the recent Pink Panther 2, is Isla Fisher, who plays dangerous innocence with sincerity and fresh-facedness that makes even Anne Hathaway's Devil Wears Prada role seem downright Machiavellian.

Confessions has this going for it: Although it is not a Judd Apatow comedy with some layers of sophisticated social comedy, it has moments of laughter and social conscience. Coming as it does amidst the worst recession in decades, in which shopping would be a welcome antidote to the fear of spending that exacerbates the recession, Confessions almost makes a case for credit spending; then again maybe such encouragement is not a good thing for shopaholics.

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