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  • Summary: In the glamorous world of New York City, Rebecca Bloomwood is a fun-loving girl who is really good at shopping—a little too good, perhaps. She dreams of working for her favorite fashion magazine, but can't quite get her foot in the door—until ironically, she snags a job as an advice columnist for a financial magazine published by the same company. As her dreams are finally coming true, she goes to ever more hilarious and extreme efforts to keep her past from ruining her future. (Touchstone Pictures) Expand
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 30
  2. Negative: 16 out of 30
  1. Breathless and petite yet powerfully in-your-face, Fisher combines dizzy femininity and no-nonsense verve in the manner of a classic screwball heroine. She's like Carole Lombard reborn as a tiny angel-faced dynamo.
  2. 63
    This movie has no light to shed on the matter. It is its own contradiction: a film about confessions in which nothing much is confessed.
  3. 50
    Confessions is no more than a painless time-waster. But the beguiling Fisher is well worth the investment.
  4. 38
    The problem with Confessions of a Shopaholic isn't conspicuous consumption. It's ostentatious idiocy.
  5. If the movie didn't pander so madly to the audience for "Sex and the City" and "Legally Blonde," it might have been a comedy touchstone instead of a cringeworthy footnote.
  6. 30
    Put this one back on the shelf, and walk away.
  7. Plays like both a supremely outmoded chick-lit adaptation and an outrageously obscene gesture as the economy continues to swallow up livelihoods, homes, and hope.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 27
  2. Negative: 12 out of 27
  1. Aug 21, 2011
    It's not bad. You have to know what to expect. It's simply a cute movie. You just have to know that, and you'll be fine with it. It's the kind of movie I'd recommend for a rent, or to watch when it comes on tv. Will you be moved to tears or bust out of your chair laughing? Probably not, but if you just want to watch something easy, that you can just sit down and enjoy, this is a good one. Expand
  2. [Anonymous]
    Feb 26, 2009
    This movie was really fun, i don't get why so many ppl hated it. It was harmless and hilarious. Isla fisher was amazing.
  3. ColleenB
    Feb 23, 2009
    I really liked this movie. I could totally relate to the childhood brown practical 50% off shoes and the adult need for designer goods. I have a Prada bag, not because I necessarily like Prada but because I like the looks on strangers' faces when they see me with it. Expand
  4. Lynn
    Mar 2, 2009
    Enjoyed the fashion and fun. Luke Brandon is every girls dream, together, strong, and understanding. Fun film is see, just do not expect an educational experience. Expand
  5. DarrenG
    Jun 15, 2009
    I got 13 minutes into watching this DVD and it was quite annoying, I may try it again but I think I will just give it my mother. Sad because gven the right role Ilsa could be a great comic actress. Expand
  6. meelan.
    Jul 18, 2009
    This movie was such crap pardon my french, it should not be rated as a comedy but a tragic drama instead since the only funny part in it was when she froze her credit card. and even that wasn't funny, you can't even call this movie a chick flick, it had no charm to it at all :P just plainly dumb. Expand
  7. MatthewA.
    Feb 16, 2009
    Easily one of the worst movies I have ever seen and certainly the worst I have ever paid to see. The plot held together like cottage cheese and made ridiculous plot hops from one scene to the the next. All of these ridiculous lurches in the story take place on top of a cast as unconvincing as i have encountered in recent memory. Save your money now by not seeing it in the theater; save your time later by not watching it at home. Expand

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