Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009) - Rotten Tomatoes

Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)



Critic Consensus: This middling romantic comedy underutilizes a talented cast and delivers muddled messages on materialism and conspicuous consumption.

Movie Info

In the glamorous world of New York City, Rebecca Bloomwood is a fun-loving girl who is really good at shopping--a little too good, perhaps. She dreams of working for her favorite fashion magazine, but can't quite get her foot in the door--until ironically, she snags a job as an advice columnist for a financial magazine published by the same company. As her dreams are finally coming true, she goes to ever more hilarious and extreme efforts to keep her past from ruining her future.more
Rating: PG (for some mild language and thematic elements)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Tim Firth, Tracey Jackson, Kayla Alpert
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 23, 2009
Box Office: $44.2M
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Isla Fisher
as Rebecca Bloomwood
Krysten Ritter
as Suze Cleath-Stewart
Robert Stanton
as Derek Smeath
Christine Ebersole
as Martha Lockyear
Clea Lewis
as Miss Ptaszinski
Jonathan Tisch
as Bank Loan Officer
Wendie Malick
as Miss Korch
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Critic Reviews for Confessions of a Shopaholic

All Critics (162) | Top Critics (45)

Confession #1: Despite all reasonable logic and preconceived expectations, I enjoyed Confessions of a Shopaholic.

Full Review… | October 21, 2014

Cinematic impulse buy that sparkles through its 100 minutes.

Full Review… | August 15, 2011
Film Journal International

A disappointing comedy, out of synch with the zeitgeist

Full Review… | June 12, 2011

an exceedingly safe movie, which can serve as entertainment for the first date crowd or the couple who has been happily married for years

Full Review… | September 21, 2010
7M Pictures

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… | April 15, 2010
Fan The Fire

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

Full Review… | September 4, 2009

Audience Reviews for Confessions of a Shopaholic


Funny rom com about a hopeless shopaholic who has to get a job at a savings magazine to pay for her shopping sprees. She is being chased by a debt collector and her bestfriend makes her go to therapy. She should have everything but loses it all as she is outted as a fraud on national TV. When she is really low - no job, no money, no bestfriend, no love, she finds out what is most important. It all turns out in the end. I love the way the mannequins talk to her. Every shopaholic can relate to her situation. Good cast.

Candy Rose

Super Reviewer


Nothing of great merit but still an enjoyable feel good comedy that comes at being a shopaholic from a different angle. Entertaining, predictable and attempts to be heartfelt, this film follows the same scripture as almost every other young romantic comedy. Peppered with some big names with acting above the usual standards of the genre, I must say this is definitely not the worst of its type I have seen but still would have to go just a little bit further to be considered anything better than good. Some AMAZING shoes in it though!

Unknown Hobo

Super Reviewer


Really bad. Was expecting much better than this. It has it's moments but other than that, not really that good and the main actor isn't all that attractive and his acting is terrible.

Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

Confessions of a Shopaholic Quotes

Rebecca Bloomwood: They said I was a valued customer. Now they send me hate mail.
– Submitted by Nikita W (3 years ago)
Rebecca Bloomwood: You know that thing when you see someone cute and he smiles and your heart kind of goes like warm butter sliding down hot toast? Well that's what it's like when I see a store. Only it's better.
– Submitted by Ravi Teja E (3 years ago)
Luke Brandon: You sold all your clothes and you kept that.
– Submitted by Caitlin B (4 years ago)

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