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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Watching on Wednesday: Confessions of a Shopaholic

Title: Confessions of a Shopaholic
Type: Movie
Age Group: Teens +
Release Year: 2009
My Rating: 4/5

When she was young, Rebecca Bloomwood (Isla Fisher) never had the pretty clothes that kids her age had. So she grew up obsessing over every single designer piece she comes across and buying them all before you can say, "Shopping".

In hoping to land a job at her favourite fashion magazine, Alette, Rebecca finds out that the available position is already filled. The male receptionist advises that she should try at another magazine owned by the corporation; then she can work her way up to Alette.

What is the magazine? It is called Successful Saving. Rebecca? Saving money? Hah!

From the bestselling series by Sophie Kinsella, Confessions of a Shopaholic is quirky, fun, and full of designer labels that many females can watch and relate to!

Rebecca is amusing but also can be annoying at the same time. Sometimes, her actions are most odd, making you wonder what kind of environment she grew up in. Her love for shopping is so immense that it is simply insane! I think I would lose my head if I was to live with her. She racks up a huge debt and as she tries to push them all away, they come back to haunt her a hundred times over! From being an impulsive buyer, Rebecca learns that life is not so forgiving when you lie. One thing led to the next and she digs a hole way too deep for herself before she realizes it.

I wondered what she was going to do to pull herself out of her troubles. I was a little surprised but wasn't at the same time when the conclusion came around. I liked the ending and Rebecca grew up so much by then. I was entertained on the long run and will re-watch it again someday.

Overall, Confessions of a Shopaholic is a great movie to watch with your girlfriends and pass time with. (If not, at least watch it if you are a Hugh Dancy fan). And of course, teaches you that buying all those latest shoes and shirts might not be a great idea...

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6 comments:

Amelia said...

Sounds like a really cute movie! I couldn't make it through the book (because she was so annoying) but I know that movie looks way better. Gotta love Hugh Dancy!

wdebo said...

I want to watch this soo badly!!!

Another one that is going on the chick flick marathon movie list!! :)

Taste Life Twice said...

I thought this was a pretty cute movie! A really great chick flick to just turn off your brain and watch. And the green scarf was preettty lol

Diana Dang said...

@Amelia: I still haven't read the novel yet! Bought it for a friend for her birthday though.

@wdebo: Haha, you should also check out Definitely, Maybe too!

@Taste: Definitely! And the scarf was sure symbolic!

~Mary said...

ok so I love Sophie Kinsella!!! I trust her as an author, I'll read anything she writes...you should too. She is amazing! My first Kinsella was Confessions of a Shopaholic...so good!

Diana Dang said...

Haha, I have her The Undomestic Goddess so I'll read that soon!