• PG, 1 hr. 52 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    P.J. Hogan
    In Theaters:
    Feb 13, 2009 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jun 23, 2009
  • Walt Disney Studios


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Confessions of a Shopaholic Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

The longer the movie goes on the more its breezy approach to financial ruin starts to seem a little insulting.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 2/5

February 12, 2009
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire

If you are willing to turn your brain off, Fisher makes the film very watchable, but it's core message over materialism and financial stupidity are confused and the film lacks just that few more laughs to tip it above mediocrity.

Full Review Source: Fan The Fire | Original Score: 2/5

April 15, 2010
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The plotting is on automatic pilot. It needs Chesley B. Sullenberger III.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 12, 2009
James Berardinelli
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Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 1/4

February 25, 2009
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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It was hard to shake the worry that a fizzy comedy about debt would be about as wrong for our current woes as uncorking a bottle of champagne. Confessions is definitely slight.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 13, 2009
Nell Minow

It is always a mistake for a movie to be more in love with its heroine than the audience is.

Full Review Source: Beliefnet | Original Score: C

February 12, 2009

Audiences are expected to forget everything they know about the media, shopping, writing, the economy and human behavior in general for the plot to work.

Full Review Source: MSNBC | Original Score: 2/5

February 12, 2009
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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The production renders totally irrelevant all hopes for a well-made movie. It's one of those ragged, pandemonious studio comedies that hammers at plot points in every contrived scene.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

February 13, 2009
John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Yearning to be a frothy screwball comedy, this movie has a humor deficit that all the slapstick in Fort Knox couldn't offset.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

February 13, 2009
Mike Scott

This is a film that couldn't buy a positive female character if there was a barrel full on clearance at Bloomies.

Full Review Source: Times-Picayune | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 4, 2009
James Rocchi

At the Confessions of a Shopaholic advance screening I attended, there was a fashion show before the movie sponsored by a local boutique; to me, it was like watching someone do exhibition drinking games before a screening of Leaving Las Vegas.

Full Review Source: Redbox | Original Score: 2/5

February 13, 2009
Thomas Rogers
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A loud, garish and very untimely romantic comedy.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

February 12, 2009
Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
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"Coraline" is more grounded in reality.

Full Review Source: Richard Roeper.com | Original Score: 1/5

February 12, 2009
Kara Nesvig
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Had Confessions been truer to its chick-lit novel inspiration, the movie could have been fizzily enjoyable instead of sickening.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 12, 2009
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy

This excruciatingly bad attempt at a breezy romcom is an ill-conceived, dreadfully executed mess. Totally bereft of laughs, drama and chemistry between the leads, the movie is so nausea-inducing that it belongs in a sub genre of its own - the vomcom.

Full Review Source: Digital Spy | Original Score: 1/5

February 19, 2009
Robbie Collin
News of the World

Cruising into cinemas with worse timing than a Taiwanese Rolex, this chick flick about one woman racking up five figures of credit card debt seems less like a comedy than an epic 104-minute finger-wagging session.

Full Review Source: News of the World | Original Score: 2/5

February 19, 2009
Matt Stevens
E! Online

This outdated comedy recycles trendier (and better) flicks -- and maxes out our patience.

Full Review Source: E! Online | Original Score: C

February 12, 2009
Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies
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This is a movie that is warning us against the dangers of being slaves to labels while at the same time celebrating those same designer brands.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

February 17, 2009
Ben Lyons
At the Movies
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Here [Fisher] is giving it everything she's got and it's just not enough.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

February 17, 2009
Matthew Razak

It's even more disappointing because from the general plot of the film it is clear that had the film makers gone in a few different directions Shopaholic could have been a colorful dress from Betsey Johnson instead of just another little black noth

February 13, 2009
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
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