Confessions of a Shopaholic

Confessions of a Shopaholic
Confessions of a Shopaholic
  • PG
  • 1h 44m
  • 2009
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Get ready to fall in love with the adorable Becky Bloomwood (Isla Fisher) in the hilarious romantic comedy Confessions Of A Shopaholic. Living in glamorous New York, Becky desperately wants a job writing for a high-fashion magazine. She gets her stilettos in the door when she gets a job writing a personal finance column at a sister publication. Much to her surprise, her column, "The Girl In The Green Scarf" not only becomes a hit, but she falls head over high heels for her overworked yet handsome boss (Hugh Dancy). But Becky has a secret that leads to some hilarious high jinks that could unravel it all. From the best-selling novel, and featuring the perfect comedic cast, it's the feel-good must-have romantic comedy you'll fall in love with over and over again.

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Critics Consensus: This middling romantic comedy underutilizes a talented cast and delivers muddled messages on materialism and conspicuous consumption.
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Common Sense Says
Labels and products galore in frothy book-based romcom.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that although most of the content in this by-the-book romantic comedy is age-appropriate for older tweens and young teens (there's little swearing and drinking and no nudity or violence), it's swimming in consumerism and high-end product placement and reinforces some broad stereotypes about women. Despite being chastened in the end, the main character seems downright naïve -- and a tad unapologetic -- about her shop-'til-you're-bankrupt ways. Kids may enjoy the fantasy, but parents may find that the frothy "escapism" feels out of place in these unsettled economic times.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:February 13, 2009
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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