Confessions of a Shopaholic

From the desk of The Movie Snob

Confessions of a Shopaholic (D-). Long-time readers of The Movie Court know I don’t really go in for chick flicks. Independent films (Henry Poole Is Here), bawdy comedies (Stepbrothers, Role Models), foreign films (A Secret), documentaries (Under the Sea 3D), and rough-and-tumble action fare (Quantum of Solace, Inkheart) are much more my cup of tea. So I don’t know what possessed me to see this movie about a New York girl with a credit-card-debt problem, who miraculously lands a job writing a financial column for a magazine edited by a handsome Brit. Isla Fisher (Definitely, Maybe) is cute and game, and I have it on good authority that Hugh Dancy (The Jane Austen Book Club) is a good-looking fellow, but this movie is simply terrible–long, boring, and simply not funny. And a remarkably fine supporting cast (John Goodman, Arachnophobia; Joan Cusack, School of Rock; Leslie Bibb, Iron Man; John Lithgow, 2010; Kristen Scott Thomas, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen; Julie Hagerty, Airplane!) is truly and utterly wasted. Save your money. Save your time. Save yourself.


3 comments on “Confessions of a Shopaholic

  1. >Snob, you know you love your romantic comedies, as shown by your movie-going history! 🙂 But, I agree, the movie was awful, annoying and sometimes painful. The only thing that got me through was the good looking leading man–he is very good looking and he has an accent, which is always great. But, the movie was just so bad. Had I been at home watching it, I would have turned it off. The fashion wasn’t even any good. Ugh.

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