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    April 22, 2009

    CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC

    ENGLISH - (PG13) - 26 March 2009 - Comedy/Romance
    Distributor: Buena Vista
    Running time:
    about 105 mins.
    Director: P.J. Hogan
    Producers: Jerry Bruckheimer
    Writers: Sophie Kinsella (novel); Tim Firth, Tracey Jackson (screenplay)
    Casts: Isla Fisher, Hugh Dancy, Krysten Ritter, Joan Cusack, John Goodman, Kirstin Scott Thomas
    Plot: 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's 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.

    THE VERDICT:

    Green Tea says:


    WARNING SPOILER! When shopping becomes addiction, of course, it becomes a shopaholic. Now, the movie is based on the popular best selling adaptation of the Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella. The lovable chick novel turns into a great deal of magic cards complete with a bright package of brand, luxury and looks.

    Rebecca Bloomwood (Isla Fisher from The wedding Crashers) is a young woman who had just move to Big Apple to satisfy her shopaholic addiction. After finding herself in big trouble of huge debt that she has due to her excessive shopping habit, she indulge in a journey to look for a stable job to finance herself, evading the debt collector and to upbeat her shopaholic habit. Will she succeed?

    This shopaholic movie gives the audience a chance to look deep on the shopping experience life taken from an angle of a shopaholic, at least I know I'm not a frequent shopper, so it is pretty unique. However, in this global economy climate, will this movie been appropriate to suit this kind of situation. From a positive angle, it teaches people about financial management, but on a negative view, it is a bit of encouraging people to have a shopping spree. This movie is so smoky-relaxing and one should find it easy to enjoy.

    The subplots are delivered well and intertwined in a simple knot. It is interesting to see how Rebecca using all kinds of tactics to live her life through, thus making the movie a sarcastic one. On the other side, the romance between Rebecca and her boss is fairly entertaining. The emotion is running in ups and downs that make this story alive, while the good times are good and the sad times are good as well. As a whole, the story is compelling well in telling the main point but still shorts of the expecting life lessons and sometimes is a bit sluggish storyline.

    Isla Fisher is a very entertaining actress. She manages to take this role with an upcoming, upbeat while her happy-go-lucky styles has paired significantly good with the charming opposite star, Hugh Dancy. They made a lovable couple. I would like to say kudos to the other casts in which they complete the movie without too much attention on Isla alone; her best friend - Suzie (Krysten Ritter), Alette Naylor (Kirstin S. Thomas) and others. They were funny, witty and elegant at the same time.

    This romantic comedy has a very mixture in feeling. The music is enjoyable and plausible, possibly the soundtrack of this movie is possibly the best we have this year. Music and shopping lover will definitely buy this movie. If you are a chick-flick lover, enjoy this and if you are not, still give a try. This is a great comedy movie to deal with while there are some sloppy pace in issue. Happy watching and happy shopping!

    THE RATINGS.....
    CAST
    - 4.0 stars

    STORY - 3.5 stars
    CINEMATOGRAPHY - 3.5 stars
    EFFECTS - 3.0 stars
    an overall>> 3.5 stars
    GreenTea-O-Meter: 14.3
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