Becky Bloomwood (Ilsa Fisher) wants
a job writing for Alette, a fancy New
York City fashion magazine, and instead ends up at a sister magazine, Successful Saving, writing a
personal finance column called The Girl In The Green Scarf. She also has
a shopping addiction that has her maxed out in credit card debt and a debt collector on her trail. The column becomes a surprise hit as she falls for her handsome boss (Hugh Dancy) who is trying
to not be a part of his family legacy.
CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC is a downright
funny comedy that desperately tries to hide it’s sloppy plotting which makes you think the laughs will distract you
from the train wreck of a script. It is a charming romantic comedy as long
as you don’t look too deep as how bad a film it is despite it being very funny.
The bloopers are OK while the music video
you can skip. The deleted scenes feature more funny situations that derail the
script even more if they kept the scenes in the film.
A digital copy is on disc two. However, two additional music videos and six behind-the-scenes featurettes are only available on the Blu-Ray. As much as it is nice to have extra content on the Blu-Ray, the DVD had plenty
of room to include the excluded extras.
FINAL ANALYSIS: Ilsa Fisher is charming in a very funny romantic comedy, but the bad script lets CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC
down leaving the actors and laughs to carry the movie. Too bad not many extras
are included on the DVD and left for the Blu-Ray.
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