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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

Writers:

Tracey Jackson (screenplay), Tim Firth (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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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 (Isla Fisher) unintentionally lands a job writing for a financial magazine after a drunken letter-mailing mix-up. Ironically writing about the consumer caution of which she 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 Brandon (Hugh Dancy). 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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All she ever wanted was a little credit... See more »

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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The novel is set in London. The movie changed it to New York City to connect with an American audience. Following the success of Sex and the City (1998), New York City was seen as a selling point to female audiences. See more »

Goofs

When the receptionist of Dantay-West headquarters checks his email, one of email box columns is misspelled "Recieved". See more »

Quotes

Alette Naylor: You will make your column personal.
Rebecca Bloomwood: Mm-hmm.
Alette Naylor: [takes one shoe from a shoe box found next to her, on the table she's sitting at] You will take a piece from your own wardrobe, like this for example. This is very pretty.
Graham Bloomwood: They're swell.
Alette Naylor: This season, I believe.
Rebecca Bloomwood: Um, well, they are Louboutins, so, I mean, well, they're not affordable fashion.
Alette Naylor: Fear not, Chez Alette, we print the prices very small. Ha-ha! Ha-ha! Ha-ha! And after all, what are credit cards for, huh? You must know that.
Rebecca Bloomwood: Yeah, wow. Yeah, no, I, um.....
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Bad Girl
Written by Ester Dean (as Esther Dean), Darnell Dalton, Lamar Taylor, Chris Brown (as Christopher Maurice Brown), Jason Perry, Polow Da Don (as Jamal F. Jones), and Florida Boi (as Eric "Florida Boi" Florence)
Produced by Polow Da Don
Performed by The Pussycat Dolls (as Pussycat Dolls)
Courtesy of Interscope Records
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a colourful, sweet and funny rom-com
19 April 2009 | by aersenSee all my reviews

Take an adorable girl, dress her with a few complications, add some slapstick comedy, throw in just a pinch of romance; et voilà, a colourful, sweet and funny rom-com.

This movie adaptation of the Shopaholic books delivers a light but yet truly enjoyable comedy. Isla Fisher's is back on the screen with an interpretation that matched the one that catapulted her career in Wedding Crashers. A sweet and lovable personality that will overshadow the less likable facets of lies and compulsive buying in which she draws herself. The romance doesn't steal the show either, flourishing gently on the side and giving the final note of a well executed feel good comedy.

You could argue the lack of seriousness in which this disorder is being treated but I believe this is not what the movie tries to achieve. Don't look for an intellectual masterpiece but instead sit down, get comfy and relax cause this is a chick flick that will give you a few laugh-out-loud moments.


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USA

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Release Date:

13 February 2009 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,066,360, 15 February 2009

Gross USA:

$44,277,350

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$108,394,089
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2.39 : 1
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