CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC (P.J. Hogan). 105 minutes. Opens Friday (February 13). See movies. Rating: NN
Confessions Of A Shopaholic is either the perfect film for our times or the worst idea ever. Isla Fisher, who plays thriftless Rebecca Bloomwood, is cute as a button, but do people who are losing their houses want to hear about a girl in debt over her shoe collection?
Despite her money woes, Rebecca gains fame as a financial columnist, setting up a second-act crisis visible from miles away.
Like the Sex And The City movie, Shopaholic is more a feature-length commercial than a film, although Carrie and company never conversed with store mannequins - a device here that quickly grows tired.
The movie also perpetuates similar myths about New York and journalism, the biggest being that print journalists can get credit limits vast enough to buy couture.