Sunday, March 1, 2009

Confessions of a Shopaholic

Rebecca Bloomwood (Isla Fisher) has just lost her job at a magazine and is "in debt up to her eyeballs." OK, that sounds timely in this economy. The only difference between Rebecca and other newly jobless people is that she won't stop shopping to save her life. She can't walk past Henri Bendel without buying a green scarf, or past a sample sale without buying everything in sight from Gucci to Pucci.

Luckily, Rebecca is miraculously hired by the handsome and successful Luke Brandon (Hugh Dancy) at a savings magazine. This is ironic considering she is over $16K in debt. Somehow she manages to come up with a successful column called "The Girl in the Green Scarf" that likens saving money to clothing and accessories.

Rebecca's best friend makes her promise to attend Shopaholics Anonymous meetings. These are some of the funniest scenes in the film.

Luke and Rebecca eventually fall in love, but there are a few obstacles as Rebecca works to turn her life around. The film is based on the hit book by Sophie Kinsella.

British actor Dancy is gorgeous, and he seems like a good guy too. Ladies love to see that. Isla is adorable, and she plays Bloomwood with humor and a hint of Elle Woods from Legally Blonde with her slight ditziness and over-the-top clothing.

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