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Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)

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A college grad lands a job as a financial journalist in New York City to support where she nurtures her shopping addiction and falls for a wealthy entrepreneur.


P.J. Hogan


Tracey Jackson (screenplay), Tim Firth (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
3,870 ( 318)
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Isla Fisher ... Rebecca Bloomwood
Hugh Dancy ... Luke Brandon
Krysten Ritter ... Suze
Joan Cusack ... Jane Bloomwood
John Goodman ... Graham Bloomwood
John Lithgow ... Edgar West
Kristin Scott Thomas ... Alette Naylor
Fred Armisen ... Ryan Koenig
Leslie Bibb ... Alicia Billington
Lynn Redgrave ... Drunken Lady at Ball
Robert Stanton ... Derek Smeath
Julie Hagerty ... Hayley
Nick Cornish ... Tarquin
Wendie Malick ... Miss Korch
Clea Lewis ... Miss Ptaszinski


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. Written by The Massie Twins

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A new job? Hopefully. A new man? Possibly. A new handbag? Absolutely! See more »


Comedy | Family | Romance


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English | Finnish

Release Date:

12 March 2009 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Loca por las compras See more »

Filming Locations:

Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,809,053, 15 February 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$44,277,350, 28 May 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt, Kirsten Dunst, Katie Holmes, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, and Lindsay Lohan were all considered for the role of Rebecca Bloomwood. Witherspoon turned it down because she thought it was too similar to her Legally Blonde (2001) role. See more »


When Rebecca is riding in a cab, a close-up of the window is visible. Two billboards are reflected in the window, but the images are not reversed. See more »


D. Freak: My name is D. Freak. Uh, I'm a shopaholic.
[everybody greets him]
D. Freak: I'm also a former NBA player.
[brushing against the woman next to him]
D. Freak: We'll get back to that.
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References 300 (2006) See more »


Takes Time To Love
Written by Ester Dean (as Esther Dean), Darnell Dalton, Lamar Taylor, Chris Brown (as Christopher Maurice Brown), and Polow Da Don (as Jamal F. Jones)
Produced by Polow Da Don
Performed by Trey Songz
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corporation
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User Reviews

Horrid, not funny in the least, vapid pap
27 April 2009 | by pivicSee all my reviews

Bill Hicks airs this best: "Bill's review: piece of sit." Straight up! This film is a clown-school reject, a copy of "Sex And The City" mixed with "The Devil Wears Prada", albeit with no allure whatsoever. Plot: an airhead who shops too much without being funny at all is the star of this "comedy" where she constantly evades getting caught up in her lies regarding her spending, while spewing jokes that aren't really jokes, e.g. "You speak Prada?" and being pap. Oh yeah, while finding love through an Englishman who's her boss. How exotic and feminist. This probably makes "Manos, The Hands Of Fate" very good in comparison. See "Shooting Fish" and forget this never happened.

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