Confessions of a Shopaholic 1.0 stars

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The addiction nightmare played as comedy, very frothy and formulaic and materialistic comedy: a dozen maxed-out credit cards of an aspiring fashion writer, and rapacious consumer, in Manhattan (“They said I was a valued customer. Now they send me hate mail!”). The effervescent Isla Fisher dives into the role as if it’s her one shot at stardom, and she hits a small jackpot out on the dance floor with a Spanish fan in hand. Hugh Dancy, Krysten Ritter, Kristin Scott Thomas, Leslie Bibb, Julie Hagerty, Joan Cusack, John Goodman; directed by P.J. Hogan. 2009.

Duncan Shepherd

  • Rated PG | 1 hour, 52 minutes

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Comments

Gian Ghio Feb. 16, 2009 @ 6:57 p.m.

With a title like that you can't really expect much. Luckily, the film wasn't half bad due in most part to Isla Fisher's cute portrayal of a shopping addicted magazine writer. I think this movie is a microcosm of our country. Our government spends spends spends without regard for whether or not we have enough money to pay for it. Fisher plays the part of the government. In the movie, she is hounded by an aggressive debt collector. This guy plays the part of the foreign nations that are lending the US money. Sooner or later, you max out your credit cards and somebody comes knocking at your door to collect. It may sound funny, but maybe our government can learn something by watching this movie. Nobody can buy whatever they want, whenever they want for as long as they want. Everyone pays in the end.

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kris10x99 Feb. 21, 2009 @ 7:23 p.m.

Why are credit card companies always the bad guys? This movie is a classic "chick flick" with a handsome leading man and a cute, funny and likeable leading lady. She is literally addicted to shopping. Just as a drug addict needs his next fix, she needs more clothing/shoes/purses/accessories and pays no attention to her growing debt on her many credit cards. In an ironic twist she is hired to write a column advising people on their own finances and is a huge success. She continually hides from her debt, and literally hides from the debt collector. There were a few funny scenes in the movie, but if you are expecting a high fashion film such as Sex and the City, this is not even close. It felt much more like Legally Blonde, except even more cheesy. As a watcher of this film though, I came out of the movie wanting to go shopping, because buying things really does feel good! (I'm not in debt though)

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coolinout1 July 9, 2009 @ 12:18 a.m.

While the film does has its faults, I did find it mildly enjoyable due to the lead performance by Isla Fisher. I'm glad she finally got a starring role after a bunch of supporting ones ("Wedding Daze", "Definitely, Maybe" and "The Lookout") and Hugh Dancy, well, he is just a wonderful actor to look at and admire. The release of this film during a time of economic depression tied in well, especially for those of us who are in debt but just love the feeling of purchasing things because it makes us happy. Well, that is unless some debt collector starts stalking you.

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