Sunday, March 29, 2009

Confessions of a Shopaholic

Based on the book by Sophie Kinsella, "Confessions Of A Shopaholic" is about one Rebecca Bloomwood who unintentionally lands a job writing for a boring financial magazine. Ironically writing about the very consumer caution of which she herself has not abided, Rebecca wins critical acclaim, public success, and the admiration of her supportive boss Luke. But as she draws closer to her ultimate goal of writing for renowned fashion magazine Alette, she questions her true ambitions and must determine if overcoming her "shopaholic" condition will bring her real happiness.

Now, this movie to me is a mixed bag of tricks. There were parts that were outrageously hilarious (i.e. dance sequence) but some parts were a bit forced and "trying too hard". I don't understand how a shopaholic, who is so much in debt, would land a job in a financial magazine. I also feel like her obsession for shopping has no basis at all, like she just decided to be a shopaholic out of nowhere. Then again, you really don't expect any form of storyline for these types of movies.

I can't quite put a finger on what exactly is lacking in the movie. You know the feeling like it's almost there but not quite? Anyhow, it was light and fun. And I'm sure the brand-conscious audience will surely drool over the fabulous outfits and designer shoes.

My rating for the movie is 2.75/5.

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