Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Confessions of a Shopaholic DVD Review
Talk about grinning like an idiot! That is what I found myself doing for a majority of this movie. Can I relate to being a shopaholic? No. Can I relate to living in New York and wanting to work in high fashion? No. But somehow, the main character in this movie had such a relatability factor that I found myself sitting in her shoes and feeling the things that she felt!
Confessions of a Shopaholic is a movie about a girl named Rebecca (Isla Fisher). And Rebecca has a problem. Shopping is her high. She has several maxed out credit cards and closets full of clothes, shoes and accessories that she truly does not need. Yet, she can't avoid a sale or turn down something that shines and sparkles in a store window.
Rebecca wants to get a job at Alette Magazine and is informed that one way to do so is to work her way up by starting in one of the corporations smaller magazines. She manages to snag a job in a finance magazine and has a flare for relating personal finance to the common people who might not have majored in accounting. She becomes known as "The Girl in the Green Scarf" and instantly becomes a sensation. Along her journey to her dream, she falls for her editor, is chased ("stalked") by a debt collector and ultimately realizes that some dreams can change.
I didn't read the book, so I don't know how they compare, but this movie was fantastic! It made me feel good, it made me laugh, it made me smile and I was actually on the verge of tears at one point. And these, my friends, are points that tell me that this was a great movie!
Family Time Factor: The movie is only rated PG and there is no real inappropriate material in it, so it can be watched by anyone. Personally, though, I think this is a terrific break for any woman! Sit back in a comfy chair, grab some snacks and enjoy a guilty pleasure or two!
MOTR Grade: A
Confessions of a Shopaholic will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray June 23rd!!!
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