I’m not usually one to like this type of film, I’m more of an adventure/fantasy/action lover but on occasion I really can get into and love a romance/chick flick. I watched Confessions of a Shopaholic with my sister and found that I really did like it.
The main character Rebecca Bloomwood (Isla Fisher), as the title of the film suggests, is a shopaholic, with thousands in debt, a debt collector on her tail and in a job at a company which is about to fold. Not the best situation is it!? After a failed interview with Allet Magazine, it is suggested that she do an interview for the Successful Savings Magazine. Living in her friend Suze’s flat, Suze (Krysten Ritter) tries everything to get Rebecca to reform. Hilarity ensues, especially after a drunken night results in two letter getting mixed up letters and a job for Rebecca a,t ironically, Successful Savings.
This movie really is funny and it doesn’t feel like forced humour either which can find its way into some romantic comedies. The love interest for the film, with Hugh Dancy as Rebecca’s boss Luke, is a rather adorable character, who is completely clueless to Rebecca’s real identity as a shopaholic. Isla Fisher’s voice over in the beginning does a great job of helping to draw us into the stores with her character. Mixed with a great soundtrack this film is very entertaining.
The film does have some setbacks though – the ending is a little cheesy/predictable but it works and is, in all honesty, rather sweet. That didn’t stop me from liking it, and with the quirks and the great characters. My favourites being, Luke and her friend Suze.
I wouldn’t say this is one of my favourites but it is worth the watch for a laugh or two and a rather relaxing movie night!
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