Confessions of a Shopaholic
"Confusions of a Shopaholic" would be a more accurate title for this garish romantic comedy that wants to have its thematic cake and eat it to when it comes to inveterate shopper Rebecca Bloomwood (Isla Fisher). Huge credit card debt from compulsively purchasing overpriced clothing from every haute couture designer boutique in Manhattan has left Rebecca penniless when she flubs a job interview for a finance magazine. The interview backfires into a writing position that Rebecca miraculously fulfills with an immediately popular column "The Girl In the Green Scarf," written from personal experience. Distilled from Sophie Kinsella's first two novels, the picture struggles to mitigate the importance of dressing in designer fashions for Rebecca's new high-profile job with the necessity of fiscal responsibility. Hugh Dancy plays Rebecca's editor/love interest Luke Brandon, but never strikes a spark with Fisher's character. It might have helped if the movie ever got around to showing what Rebecca did with her seemingly nonexistent paychecks.
Rated PG-13. 104 mins. (C-) (Two Stars)
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SO this movie seems like a mix between sex and the city and legally blonde. That being said, it'll probably get some bad reviews but I'll still probably go see it :)
Posted by: Erin | Feb 13, 2009 5:51:02 PM