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Confessions of a Shopaholic

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Cast:Hugh Dancy, Isla Fisher, John Goodman, John Lithgow, Joan Cusack, Kristin Scott Thomas, Julie Hagerty, Christine Ebersole, Stephanie March, Leslie Bibb, Fred Armisen, Clea Lewis, Wendie Malick, Krysten Ritter, Robert Stanton

Director: P.J. Hogan


Year: 2009


With dreams of writing for a top fashion magazine, shopping addict Rebecca begins working for a financial magazine released by the same publisher. As her career skyrockets, Rebecca struggles to pay off overwhelming bills and manage her love life. Teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, Rebecca must start reevaluating her priorities.

Rebecca is a woman that has talent and a very bright future as a writer but it is her own life that seems to be holding her back from her dreams. She has a vice, a very big one that has created a problem and it has gotta her in huge debt and a collector is hot on her Rebecca is played by,Isla Fisher who was in Definitely Maybe and Wedding Crashers. She is as cute and funny as she is talented and I do not think any other actress could of done the job she did in this role. We all know she stole the show in "Wedding Crashers", Isla brings that something extra to her characters that makes you care for them even if the film is a silly comedy where most of the time the characters are one dimensional. The romance with her boss seems very real, her and actor Hugh Dancy who plays her boss are fantastic together. Both actors show great chemistry together and play off each other on the comedic level very well. The supporting cast are also very good including John Goodman and Joan Cusack who play Rebecca's parents. The film is light hearted fun so don't expect anything ground-breaking here as far as the story goes but Isla is the film's main attraction and she carries it well, from the very funny dance scene in Miami to the hilarious shopaholics anonymous meeting where she just about ruins it for everyone. The ultimate in chick flicks, Confessions knows what it is and takes full advantage of some very cleaver and funny writing as well as a wonderful cast with great comedic talent. If your looking for something to watch you don't have to think over then this is a perfect film for that and there is also a few tender moments along the way and loads of laughs as well. Confessions is a film that I think both men and women will find to be a cute little comedy that is entertaining and at times laugh out loud funny.

Available in 1-disc DVD plus 2-disc DVD and Blu-ray editions that include Digital Copy, Confessions of a Shopaholic sports bonus features including bloopers, deleted scenes, and a music video. The Blu-ray has even more bonus features, including a look behind the making.

Released by Buena Vista Home Entertainment. *** 1/2 Out Of *****

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