Confessions of a Shopaholic
“When I shop, the world gets better,”
Stars Isla Fisher, Kristin Scott Thomas,John Goodman and Hugh Dancy
There’s nothing bad about a good girly film once in a while, especially one that everyone can relate to and learn from. Confessions of a Shopaholic is based on the Shopaholic book series by Sophie Kinsella and is about a shopaholic journalist called Becky Bloomwood who has problems with her debt, her stalker, and her love for Luke Brandon, an entrepreneur.
SPOILERS: When losing her job, she has no money to pay for her addictions and landing a job at her Elette magazine. On the way, she attempts to overcome her addiction by Shopaholic anonymous, battling competition with ‘Alisha “B**** Long legs’. It gives us the thought of the main summary lesson on life: NEVER LIE AND NEVER SHOP ADDITIVELY.
Personally, I think this film is actually really outstanding from other romantic comedies, hilarious nearly all the way through it and the use of really hunky guys to play the love interest is clichéd but somewhat fits into the story, representing her love and unhealthy addiction to shopping when there is a good looking guy in front of you. As far as I know there was no put-on moments.
On the other hand, when it was released (2009), it was not really a suitable time to release a film about someone who overspent, as the economy were going through money problems anyway as a result of overspending (known as the financial crisis) so Confessions of a Shopaholic was reportedly only in cinema for about a week.
Mainly a good film to watch with the girls.