Friday, February 20, 2009

Confessions of a Shopaholic (Movie Review)

I honestly didn't think I'd like this movie. I mean, I've heard a lot about the book... but the title seemed so shallow. So what if someone loves shopping? Little did I know that the Shopaholic being described here is akin to the malling version of an alcoholic. It's really, truly an addiction.

Rebecca Bloomwood is a shopaholic in every sense of the word. She can't resist buying beautiful things... clothes, shoes, bags, accessories... whatever's on the mannequin or store window is a must-have. These things call out to her. She has visions of mannequins extolling the virtues of the scarf on sale... the gloves... the boots... whatever it is that's on display. Rebecca's addiction is so bad that she's neck-deep in debt and all her credit cards are maxed out.

As fate would have it, Rebecca lands a job in a finance magazine which belongs to the same publishing company as the fashion magazine she dreams of working for. Rebecca is a huge success in her new position -- but her shopping addiction and piling debts threaten to jeopardize her career and her chance for true love.

Funny in most parts and just plain entertaining, Confessions of a Shopaholic is reminiscent of another favorite movie of mine which is The Devil Wears Prada. Isla Fisher is just perfect as Rebecca Bloomwood. Her wide-eyed innocent look fits Rebecca's frank yet comical manner to a T.

Retail therapy rocks... I loved every minute of it. I remember how good it felt when I bought a pair Ferragamo shoes which was 10% off from Rustans and two pairs of Armani jeans from Linea when I broke up with my first boyfriend back in my college days, hehe...

6 comments:

Azrael Coladilla said...

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Rowena Wendy Lei said...

Hahaha thanks... sobrang long overdue na ito kaso nakakatamad kasi pag na sa multiply ka na.

Azrael Coladilla said...

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Rowena Wendy Lei said...

Haha nilagyan ko na! Kaso sana sumunod yun multiply readers ko dito...

Azrael Coladilla said...

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blabbermom said...

Too late this comment is, because I just watched 'Confessions...' last weekend (I still have a long list of films to catch up on...)

True, the film is amusing, and that shopping is indeed a topper among girls' (and even men's) things-we-love-to-do. But we have to glean that too much credit without backup income has its consequences. This has made Bloomwood such a pathetic liar, and the shopaholicism has indeed transformed into some sort of psychiatric disorder.

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