Synopsis: In Confessions of a Shopaholic, A woman takes a job as a financial journalist after she realizes her obsession with fashion has landed her in debt and she soon finds herself falling for a wealthy entrepreneur.
Release Date: February 13, 2009 MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genre(s): Comedy, Romance
Confessions of a Shopaholic is a delightful film that is fun and enjoyable with enough lightheartedness to keep you upbeat throughout while adding a dose of drama to keep you engaged. It serves its purpose as pure entertainment while serving a small dose of romance and the theme of finding one’s self. Not to mention it is a hyperbolic explosion of color on screen.
With Confessions of a Shopaholic, Isla Fisher has shown that she has what it takes to make you laugh, and make you love her on screen. She is an absolute joy to take a journey with and her smile is infectious. She jumps off the screen with the role of Rebecca and makes you remember the fun you can have with a female character who is incredibly flawed and all the better because.
The romance part of Confessions of a Shopaholic is none too exciting. The characters have a moderate chemistry but nothing that screams they should be together. It is more a story of Rebecca, and her learning and growing as a person, then it is a love story. But the moments between Rebecca and Luke do give rise to many laughs, so it is a positive pairing.
Given the tone of Confessions of a Shopaholic, the production design is spot on. The main character of Rebecca is a lively woman who is full of spunk and charisma – her clothes reflect this perfectly, as they are supposed to in the story. Dressed in the brightest of color and surrounded by luminous spaces her world has been created and the viewer delights in the colorfulness that surrounds her completely. Even when the surroundings change with the cold, black, blue and grey world of Corporate America she continues to shine through, showing the freshness she adds to even the drabbest of places.
Isla Fisher as Rebecca is so full of charisma and humor you cannot help but laugh out loud at her antics. She is a very quirky character who finds joy in designer labels and the way they make her feel. Listening to her explain why shopping is the most wonderful thing in the world brings a smile to your face. The humor only continues from there with her physical comedy and subtle comments that are blended incredibly well together. She is an absolutely delightful character and a great deal of fun.
Cast and Crew
- Director(s): P.J. Hogan
- Producer(s)/Screenwriters: Tracey Jackson, Tim Firth, Kayla Alpert
- Cast: Isla Fisher (Rebecca Bloomwood), Hugh Dancy (Luke Brandon), Krysten Ritter (Suze), Joan Cusack (Jane Bloomwood), John Goodman (Graham Bloomwood), John Lithgow (Edgar West), Kristen Scott Thomas (Alette Naylor)
- Country Of Origin: USA