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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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P.J. Hogan

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Tracey Jackson (screenplay), Tim Firth (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Isla Fisher ... Rebecca Bloomwood
Hugh Dancy ... Luke Brandon
Krysten Ritter ... Suze
Joan Cusack ... Jane Bloomwood
John Goodman ... Graham Bloomwood
John Lithgow ... Edgar West
Kristin Scott Thomas ... Alette Naylor
Fred Armisen ... Ryan Koenig
Leslie Bibb ... Alicia Billington
Lynn Redgrave ... Drunken Lady at Ball
Robert Stanton ... Derek Smeath
Julie Hagerty ... Hayley
Nick Cornish ... Tarquin
Wendie Malick ... Miss Korch
Clea Lewis ... Miss Ptaszinski
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Family | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Finnish

Release Date:

13 February 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Loca por las compras See more »

Filming Locations:

Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,809,053, 15 February 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$44,277,350, 28 May 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$108,333,222
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Rebecca Bloomwood: You are like my soul sister!
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Rich Girl
Written by Mark Batson (as Mark Christopher Batson), Jerry Bock, Kara DioGuardi, Mike Elizondo (as Michael Elizondo), Sheldon Harnick, Eve (as Eve Jeffers), Chantal Kreviazuk, Gwen Stefani, and Dr. Dre (as Andre Young)
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Horrid, not funny in the least, vapid pap
27 April 2009 | by pivicSee all my reviews

Bill Hicks airs this best: "Bill's review: piece of sit." Straight up! This film is a clown-school reject, a copy of "Sex And The City" mixed with "The Devil Wears Prada", albeit with no allure whatsoever. Plot: an airhead who shops too much without being funny at all is the star of this "comedy" where she constantly evades getting caught up in her lies regarding her spending, while spewing jokes that aren't really jokes, e.g. "You speak Prada?" and being pap. Oh yeah, while finding love through an Englishman who's her boss. How exotic and feminist. This probably makes "Manos, The Hands Of Fate" very good in comparison. See "Shooting Fish" and forget this never happened.


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