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Confessions of a Shopaholic

Written by Myhorng. 11 comments Posted in: Movie, Review

Last Saturday, it was supposed to be an outing with a bunch of colleague but it was postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. Since schedule has been set, I suggested a movie excursion instead. Since most of them were ladies, I suggested “Confession of a Shopaholic” which would be likely acceptable by all.

The book is selling like a hot cake even a housemate actually bought one of them making me wondered how good it could be on movie. To be honest, I didn’t expect much from this kind of movie and it turned out to be quite satisfying.

It was a very lighthearted and easy going romantic comedy which is very much predictable. Some hilarious scenes will definitely make everyone laugh with open heart. A simple and pretty much unsurprising storyline were all good to keep you entertained in a relaxing manner.

A shopaholic debtor work as a saving consultant, can you imagine the hiccup she going to create?

Rebecca Bloomwood (Isla Fisher), a hardcore shopaholic who really cannot resist the temptation buying all the unnecessary accessories. Worst still, all those are designer branded stuff which will surely smoke her 12 pieces of credit cards with total balance of USD16K+ debts to pay. I’m a big spender as well but not on clothing, everyone knows best where the shoe pinches. I learned the hard way once. Hope it not going to repeat.

Luke Brandon and Suze

One will never learn without losing the dearest. This was what I captured in this movie. Rebecca almost lost everything, a best friend Suze (Krystern Ritter), a decent boy friend Luke Brandon (Hugh Dancy), Reputation, etc all caused from her bad self-control over her excessive purchases. We never realize what is precious before its gone and most of the time, it is irrecoverable. However, Rebecca made a right choice by understanding that honesty is the only way out and she was blessed to be given a 2nd chance with support from family and friends.


In opinion, I think this movie is making a good job by showing how bad it could be for shopaholic addiction. I wouldn’t say this is a great movie but rather achieved what it meant for. I walked out the cinema enjoyed. However, for a very similar type of movie, I would personally like “The Devil wears Prada” more. The fashion appeared in the latter was more to my taste comparing both. The fashion sense is too pinkish to me in this movie.

Myhorng Rating – 6.5/10

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  1. suzie

    A reminder of ownself thru movie…hhhmmm. I still prefer to be upscale branded shopaholic with ‘magical card’ I dun hv to pay at d end of d month. Too early to dream huh.

    March 31, 2009 at 8:53 pm
  2. Pet

    really envy you, so much time on hand to go watch movies!!

    I would love this light hearted comedy!

    March 31, 2009 at 9:53 pm
  3. @nnie [email protected]

    so surprise u will watched this kind of movie…

    April 1, 2009 at 1:03 am
  4. KY

    someone told me the lead lady isn’t hot enough. heehee

    April 1, 2009 at 3:34 am
  5. Sharon

    its awesome, i love it to bits :)
    Sorry, i’m a hardcore shopaholic series fan :)

    April 1, 2009 at 5:37 am
  6. Myhorng

    Suzie, still there is possibility.

    Pet, you gain something you lost something. i lost something hence i gain something in return. :)

    @nnie, oh yeah surprise…

    KY, that’s true. :(

    Sharon, can see can see.. lol.

    April 1, 2009 at 12:38 pm
  7. Pet

    Kinda deep but I hear ya!

    April 1, 2009 at 10:59 pm
  8. -eiling-

    sounds like me but lucky I don’t owe the banks money! Lol..

    April 2, 2009 at 9:05 pm
  9. Lisalicious

    actually the books has been ‘hot cakes’ for quite a long time up until now as well…

    it has many titles to it…

    nice stuff

    April 2, 2009 at 9:34 pm
  10. Shinky

    More like fantasy to mee… :P
    Who won’t want to have the money to buy everything in the world right? ;)

    April 3, 2009 at 5:55 am
  11. Myhorng

    pet, ;)

    eiling, then u should shop more more more.

    lisa, yeah, just realized that. :P

    shinky, oh welllll…. yup.

    April 4, 2009 at 11:33 am

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