Monday, March 30, 2009

Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)

Cinema: TGV Bukit Tinggi Klang (RM$9) ... Struggling with her debilitating obsession with shopping and the sudden collapse of her income source, Rebecca Bloomwood unintentionally lands a job writing for a financial magazine after a drunken letter-mailing mix-up.
Ironically writing about the very consumer caution of which she herself has not abided, Rebecca's innovative comparisons and unconventional metaphors for economics grants her 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.

Directed by P.J. Hogan
Writing credits ... Tracey Jackson (screenplay) and Tim Firth (screenplay) and Kayla Alpert (screenplay), with Sophie Kinsella (Author of "Confessions of a Shopaholic" and "Shopaholic Takes Manhattan")

A strong cast of veterans and newbies, include..
Isla Fisher ... Rebecca Bloomwood
Hugh Dancy ... Luke Brandon
Joan Cusack ... Jane Bloomwood
John Goodman ... Graham Bloomwood
John Lithgow ... Edgar West
Kristin Scott Thomas ... Alette Naylor

Yes, this is the same Isla Fisher who played Shannon Reed in UK and Aussie favourite, "Home and Away". She was in that popular "soap" for a total of 11 seasons, 1994-2005!

Entertaining film, that should not simply be type-cast as a "girlie flick", there were actually some strong messages about credit card debt and the "American way".

Some cool quotes, include...

Graham Bloomwood: Your mother and I think that if the American economy can be billions in debt and still survive, so can you.


Rebecca Bloomwood: When I was 7 most of my friends stopped believing in magic. That's when I first started. They were beautiful, they were happy. They didn't even need any money, they had magic cards.

How about...

Rebecca Bloomwood: You know that thing when you see someone cute and he smiles and your heart kind of goes like warm butter sliding down hot toast? Well that's what it's like when I see a store. Only it's better.

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