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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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Drunken Lady at Ball
Derek Smeath
Miss Ptaszinski


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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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 researched shopaholism by visiting some overspend/under earner groups, who essentially are shopaholics and whose lives have essentially become unmanageable because of their shopping addiction. See more »


When Rebecca goes to Alette to retrieve the envelope that she mailed, she rapidly presses the elevator button, and it appears she is trying to go to the 20th floor. However, the floor numbers are listed on their respective buttons, and she is pressing the 17th floor button, but her hand is covering the number. See more »


Denny & George Clerk: Declined.
Rebecca Bloomwood: Can you try again?
Denny & George Clerk: Really Declined.
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Shallow, Silly, but Makes Laugh
30 September 2009 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In New York, the journalist and compulsive liar Rebecca Bloomwood (Isla Fisher) is an addicted consumer that can not resist shopping fashionable clothes and outfits in fancy shops and has several unplayable debts with the credit cards. She dreams on working in the fashion magazine Alette owned by the sophisticated Alette Naylor (Kristin Scott Thomas), but she does not succeed in her intent. When Becky loses her job, she drinks a lot of booze with her best friend Suze (Krysten Ritter) and sends an offensive letter to the editor Luke Brandon (Hugh Dancy) from the financial magazine "Successful Saving" and an article to Alette to show her potential. However, she unintentionally switches the correspondences in the mailbox and Luke hires her to write a column called "The Girl in the Green Scarf" in his magazine using a simple language and metaphors that could be easily understood by common people. Meanwhile the debt collector Derek Smeath (Robert Stanton) is chasing Becky and she is avoiding him everywhere, telling that he is an ex-boyfriend that is stalking her. When her column becomes a success, Becky is invited to participate in a talk show and Luke and she fall in love for each other. However, her lies and debts put her in a difficult situation with her audience, Suze and Luke.

"Confessions of a Shopaholic" is a silly story with a shallow and unlikable red-haired character that is the stereotype of the dumb-blonde that surprisingly makes laugh with some ridiculous situations. One of the funniest jokes is with Finland and Finnish language, inclusive in the credits Becky presents Alicia as a prostitute to the Finnish guys after leaning the language. I believe that people connected to fashion and fashionable outfits will enjoy this forgettable movie much more than I did. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Os Delírios de Consumo de Becky Bloom" ("The Delirium of Consumption of Becky Bloom")

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