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Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)

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Critic Consensus: This middling romantic comedy underutilizes a talented cast and delivers muddled messages on materialism and conspicuous consumption.

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In the glamorous world of New York City, Rebecca Bloomwood is a fun-loving girl who is really good at shopping--a little too good, perhaps. She dreams of working for her favorite fashion magazine, but can't quite get her foot in the door--until ironically, she snags a job as an advice columnist for a financial magazine published by the same company. As her dreams are finally coming true, she goes to ever more hilarious and extreme efforts to keep her past from ruining her future.

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Cast

Isla Fisher
as Rebecca Bloomwood
Krysten Ritter
as Suze Cleath-Stewart
Robert Stanton
as Derek Smeath
Wendie Malick
as Miss Korch
Christine Ebersole
as Martha Lockyear
Clea Lewis
as Miss Ptaszinski
Jonathan Tisch
as Bank Loan Officer
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Critic Reviews for Confessions of a Shopaholic

All Critics (165) | Top Critics (51)

The film serves as a defense of beauty in the face of moralism, a theme that can never go stale.

March 13, 2009 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Fisher is a likeable star with a knack for slapstick.

February 27, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's by-the-numbers stuff, but all so silly and goofy you can't take offence.

February 20, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

This sickening ode to consumerist greed comes just in time for the recession.

February 20, 2009 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

If you want gritty realism, see an arthouse movie. Or shop in a pound store. As journalist Rebecca, Isla Fisher is silly and adorable - just like this adaptation of Sophie Kinsella's novel.

February 19, 2009 | Rating: 3/6 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The tone of the film, directed by P. J. Hogan, is frothy and frivolous; the plot is glaringly predictable.

February 19, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Confessions of a Shopaholic

½

Funny rom com about a hopeless shopaholic who has to get a job at a savings magazine to pay for her shopping sprees. She is being chased by a debt collector and her bestfriend makes her go to therapy. She should have everything but loses it all as she is outted as a fraud on national TV. When she is really low - no job, no money, no bestfriend, no love, she finds out what is most important. It all turns out in the end. I love the way the mannequins talk to her. Every shopaholic can relate to her situation. Good cast.

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

½

Nothing of great merit but still an enjoyable feel good comedy that comes at being a shopaholic from a different angle. Entertaining, predictable and attempts to be heartfelt, this film follows the same scripture as almost every other young romantic comedy. Peppered with some big names with acting above the usual standards of the genre, I must say this is definitely not the worst of its type I have seen but still would have to go just a little bit further to be considered anything better than good. Some AMAZING shoes in it though!

Unknown Hobo
Unknown Hobo

Super Reviewer

½

Really bad. Was expecting much better than this. It has it's moments but other than that, not really that good and the main actor isn't all that attractive and his acting is terrible.

Bethany Murphy
Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

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