Friday, July 10, 2009

Friday Flicks: Confessions of a Shopaholic

Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)

About the Movie: Rebecca Bloomwood is a sweet and charming New York City girl who has a tiny, little problem that is rapidly turning into a big problem: she's hopelessly addicted to shopping and drowning in a sea of debt. While Rebecca has dreams of working for a top fashion magazine, she can't quite get her foot in the door -- that is, until she snags a job as an advice columnist for a new financial magazine published by the same company. Overnight, her column becomes hugely popular, turning her into an overnight celebrity, but when her compulsive shopping and growing debt issues threaten to destroy her love life and derail her career, she struggles to keep it all from spiraling out of control--and is ultimately forced to reevaluate what's really important in life.

From me: I thought the movie was cute. I read the book first (which was great) and the movie was lacking a good bit of history, but all-in-all, I liked it. Which I don't say much about books turned into movies. My sister (who hasn't read the book) didn't like it, but either way, it's worth renting to find out for yourself.