• PG-13, 1 hr. 46 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Henry Jaglom
    In Theaters:
    Sep 30, 2005 Wide
    On DVD:
    Feb 20, 2007
  • MTI Home Video


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Going Shopping Reviews

Time Out
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November 17, 2011
Dave Calhoun
Time Out New York
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August 16, 2007

Time Out
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June 24, 2006
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Jaglom's concentrated approach serves up some insight to be sure, but the movie states its case in the first 10 minutes and then proceeds to run out of things to say, almost as quickly as the women in this movie think they've run out of things to wear.

| Original Score: C+

March 31, 2006
Michael Booth
Denver Post
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Alleges support of women, yet fetishizes their objects instead of their relationships.

Full Review Source: Denver Post

March 31, 2006
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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[Henry] Jaglom's Going Shopping is a nifty little oddity, another of his unlikely, entertaining movie hybrids.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

February 2, 2006
Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
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It's the last and least successful of indie director Henry Jaglom's trilogy looking at female issues.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

December 2, 2005
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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The trouble with Going Shopping is that it's clogged with personalities and styles that don't congeal.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

December 2, 2005
Marta Barber
Miami Herald
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Going Shopping can make a wonderful outing for girlfriends. It's fun.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3/4

November 23, 2005
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Going Shopping is sharp and funny about all the things that shopping can mean to the women who live to do it, and even to those who don't.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

October 12, 2005
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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At times movies seem rife with misogyny, yet Jaglom consistently expresses a love for women in his films.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 30, 2005
Lael Loewenstein
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Inadvertently reduces women to a variety of cliches, probably reinforcing many men's worst fears.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 30, 2005
Gene Seymour
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Not only is indulgence a frequent subject for Jaglom, it also sums up what his movies do -- and what they demand from their audience, sometimes to tedious degrees.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2/4

September 30, 2005
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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None of these is a character you want to spend much time with, and even with the diverting guest appearances, this is still strictly discount merchandise.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2/4

September 30, 2005
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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Comes as close as any film to explaining what the deal is with women and shopping.

| Original Score: 3/4

September 30, 2005
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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[Has] enough moments of insight to blunt charges of sexist stereotyping.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 30, 2005
Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
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Zeroes in on retail mania with a flimsy wire hanger of a premise.

September 30, 2005
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Going Shopping...has enough smart, knowing touches and enough easy spontaneity among its well-chosen actors to make you wish it added up to more than what it turns out to be: a flighty, motor-mouthed cinematic divertissement.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

September 29, 2005
Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
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Henry Jaglom completes his informal trilogy on estrogen-laced obsessions with this seriocomic exploration of women and clothes.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

September 29, 2005
Akiva Gottlieb
Village Voice
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Henry Jaglom's latest study of contemporary female obsessions among a noxious clan of West L.A. bourgeoisie is of more pathological than cinematic interest.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

September 27, 2005
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