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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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Taglines:

A new job? Hopefully. A new man? Possibly. A new handbag? Absolutely! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | 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 | Spanish | French

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

Gross USA:

$44,277,350

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$108,333,222
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2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This was Jerry Bruckheimer's first full-fledged romantic comedy production, all his other productions were primarily action/adventure based, and his sixth production to have a female lead after Cat People (1982), Flashdance (1983), Dangerous Minds (1995), Coyote Ugly (2000), and Veronica Guerin (2003). See more »

Goofs

At Rebecca's first meeting at Successful Savings, she pulls out a small notebook and lays a pencil to the left of it. In the next shot, as she pulls out a small pencil sharpener, the pencil is on the opposite side of the notebook. See more »

Quotes

Rebecca Bloomwood: When I was 7 most of my friends stopped believing in magic. That's when I first started. They were beautiful, they were happy. They didn't even need any money, they had magic cards.
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Written by Rodney Jerkins (as Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins) and Kaleena Harper
Produced by Rodney Jerkins (as Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins)
Performed by Adrienne Houghton (as Adrienne Bailon)
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Enjoyable if you gloss over its flaws
20 July 2010 | by napierslogsSee all my reviews

"Confessions of a Shopaholic" really isn't a good story. I had known enough to stay away from the books. It is also, though, light, frivolous fun.

The starting scenes are a lot of fun with Rebecca (Isla Fisher) eyeing the magic of credit cards, and then store mannequins telling her what to buy. It has a great pace especially with the frenetic dashings to get away from the debt collector. It is a simple story and they know that, so they advance it quickly and keep it fun.

The issues with the film is that perhaps they take credit card debt too lightly, but hey, this is supposed to be an escape film. Remember that it's supposed to be an escape film because it of course can be too hard to believe that Rebecca gets a job writing financial advice. The jokes at times get drawn out too much, so it's not as funny as I would have hoped.

All in all, Isla Fisher is a joy to watch, and if you allow yourself to gloss over its flaws, then "Confessions of a Shopaholic" is enjoyable.


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