Title: Confessions of a Shopaholic
Overall Score: A-
(Out on DVD June 23, 2009)
Rebecca Bloomwood is a born shopaholic. Shoes, clothes, accessories....she just can't stop herself when she enters a store, especially when it's designer and way too expensive. So when Becky finds herself up to her ears in a $16,000 credit card debt, she knows she's got to get a job. But instead of landing a spot in her dream position as a columnist at a famed fashion magazine, Becky accidentally and ironically lands a job at Sucessful Savings, where she's supposed to write about personal finance. Surprisingly, Becky's column, "The Girl With the Green Scarf", is a smash hit! In between falling for her boss and trying to avoid her debt collector, Becky's keeping a hefty secret ($16,000 of a secret, in fact) that's going to cause tons of hilarious issues...
My thoughts: I haven't read the book, but I found the movie version of Confessions of a Shopaholic to be absolutely adorable and funny! Isla Fisher did an awesome job of playing Becky, who herself was a charming and lovable character. I loved how down-to-earth and relatable she was, Ms. Fisher totally got into character and was so darling! All of her schemes were so amusing and overall hilarious! Of course, Luke (Hugh Dancy) was well-cast and great opposite Ms. Fisher as well!
The plotline was predictable, but the whole thing was so clever and funny that I just couldn't help but think, Why didn't I think of that?
This movie was 1 hour and 45 minutes and seemed to drag on a bit for me. Some parts seemed a little unnecessary, but overall I loved the whole atmosphere of the film: light, sweet, but with a good overall message (and lots of cute clothes!).
PS. I'm going to be trying to post more movie reviews up on my blog in the future, but of course my blog will always be primarily book reviews!