Confessions of a Shopaholic Reviews
September 21, 2014
"Do not answer this call. It's Derek Smeath." Rebecca Bloomwood (Isla Fisher) loves to shop but how can she pay for all of her purchases without a job? Enter, Luke Brandon (Hugh Dancy) who was impressed by Becky's article that he accepted her at Successful Saving. Based on Book Adaptations from Confessions of a Shopaholic and Shopaholic Takes Manhattan by Sophie Kinsella. However, the script is totally different from the book though. Lots of funny scenes. Loved the talking and moving mannequins and the scene where all of Becky's clothes came flying out of her closet. Julie Hagerty who played Hayley, Luke's Secretary is hilarious. Casting was spot on. However, acting fell short. Directed by P.J. Hogan.
February 21, 2009
horrible terrible awful books, but slightly tempted by awesome cast..
July 31, 2014
The book was surprisingly good; the movie was okay.
January 20, 2013
La encantadora Isla Fisher realiza lo mejor de su propia en actuacion pero lamentablemente está sometida a un guion decepcionante que no lleva a nada claro. De ahi, sigue la mala costumbre de gastar dinero en una pelicula totalmente innecesaria.
July 5, 2014
It works if you are looking for a predictable run-of-the mill romantic comedy. Other than that, it sort of fails to impress on almost any level.
July 2, 2014
Fisher is full energy and gives a good performance, but that is not good enough to save the film from being dumb and mainstream.
May 25, 2010
.Entretenida a pesar de todo.
February 11, 2009
Just another chick flick spiced with fashion. Reminds you of Devil wears Prada ofcouse with the lack of Meryl Streep's brilliance. I even forgot I watched it and watched again, didn't quite enjoy it actually, I'm reducing half a star.
February 3, 2009
really enjoyed it. cute. great chemistry.
March 15, 2014
It is v good to not use credit card ... that's proved by the movie :)
November 4, 2012
Confessions of a Shopaholic is a dumb and unrealistic rom-com which makes my IQ drop by at least 50 points whenever I watch it. This film is on a lot on TV so I can't escape it. Whilst it's watch-able it's also infuriating and makes all women out to be materialistic and dumb shopaholics. The film is about Rebecca Bloomwood (Isla Fisher) who loves shopping and just spends spends spends without thinking about the consequences until it starts to catch up on her and she's left in debt. Not only is that bad enough she loses her job and instead gets lumbered at a financial magazine by accident, but she'd much rather work for her dream fashion magazine, Alette. Isla Fisher's character is just really dumb; this film is infuriating as it reinforces the whole women acting dumb thing as a turn on. Rebecca Bloomwood is clearly an airhead yet she gets hired to work for a financial magazine when she knows nothing about finance nor is she interested in it and her hot boss Luke Brandon (Hugh Dancy) falls for her. God I might start acting dumb if it works for Rebecca Bloomwood. Isla Fisher's character annoys the hell out of me, usually I quite like Isla Fisher but she's just irritating in this.
As a female not even I can relate to this film; whilst I love shopping I know my limits; I go shopping every now and then and I only buy something if I really really like it. If I'm low on money I avoid shopping. It seems that Rebecca Bloomwood buys whatever rubbish she can get her hands on; overpriced designer clothes that don't even look that nice. The film is just so cliché and annoying; Rebecca Bloomwood's dumb antics just make me want to shake her. She's the dumbest woman in any chick-flick I've seen. My favourite is when she lies about being able to speak Finnish; she's like "no one ever checks up on Finland" yet at a launch party she meets a Finnish man and she's pretty much fucked because she doesn't speak a word of Finnish. The film is also unrealistic and far too clichéd. The acting in this film was ok, not too bad, though Isla Fisher just ends up doing the same kind of roles; she should really try stepping out of her comfort zone. Hugh Dancy was really good in this and he's really hot, which makes the film worth watching. Also Joan Cusack and John Goodman were really good in this as Rebecca's frugal and easy-going parents ; they were one of the few decent and likeable characters in the film.
All in all Confessions of a Shopaholic is watch-able enough, but still reinforces so many stereotypes about women and spending. Rebecca's dumb antics just make me want to cringe and yet how she becomes successful and bag herself a hot man baffle me. I'm smart yet I'm not successful nor do I have a hot boyfriend. Ignore me I'm being bitter, but even if I did I'd still find this film stupid. It's all over the top and over dramatical. I don't know why some films think that over-exaggerating makes a film more funny, well it doesn't. This film is ok to watch for a rainy day and since it's always on and there's nothing else to watch I always end up watching it, doesn't mean I like it though. It's watch-able but still a dumb typical chick-flick.
February 9, 2009
decent romcom. cliche but it had some good moments.
January 20, 2014
Confessions of a Shopaholic is a women's film, make no mistake.
Fisher makes her character appealing. She has a good ability to do comedy. She has come a long way since her days as a starlet on Australian soap operas.
The material that she has to work with, does become tiresome.
January 13, 2014
Stupid - A chick flick gone terrible wrong.
January 18, 2014
Uninteresting final act (13) TO OWN
|Quynh Anh N||
January 9, 2014
My conclusion: He loves her not because she is the BEST girl he's ever met; but because she is changing for the BETTER, because of him.
She loves him not because he is exactly the dream she has worked hard to achieve, but because he makes her feel like already on top of the world.
Hmmm, does that make sense?
August 4, 2012
Apart from a cardboard cut-out that pretends to be the protagonist, the movie is quite all right. Plus one star for the props.
|Movie Matthew 101||
December 21, 2013
An average yet watchable romantic comedy that while has some great acting somehow stays a run-of-the-mill "comedy"
November 16, 2013
making the protagonost a vapid materialistic twit makes it really hard to root for her....
November 16, 2013
I love this movie. If you are hoping for a realistic depiction of the field of journalism, business, and addiction, this movie is not for you. However, the one thing that it IS, is a lot of fun. The very Elle Woods-esque hero, Rebecca Bloomwood, stumbles into a job at a finance magazine in her pursuit to her dream job at a successful fashion magazine. All while, ironically, cooping with her ever-apparent shopping addiction, and building dept. You won't find a complex story line, or suspenseful twists and turns in this movie, but as light entertainment it is on par. The script is just cheesy enough to be adorable, without any overkill, and it is delivered with an excellent cast, which includes Isla Fisher and Krysten Ritter. This movie is also a perfect choice if you are looking for something more family friendly that won't make you want to claw your eyeballs out. Definitely one of my faves!