Tuesday evening I went to a pre-screening of the movie “Confessions Of A Shopaholic” with Isla Fisher. It was sort of a last minute thing. I entered my name a couple of weeks ago for tickets and found out the morning of the screening that I won a pair.
While waiting in line at the theater, I couldn’t help but notice certain women who were wearing boas with silly hats and a woman who had shopping bags tied to her clothes.
I discovered later that printed on the bottom of the preview passes (which I didn’t receive until just before entering the show), viewers who dressed like shopaholics had the opportunity to win 1 of 50 Confessions of A Shopaholic gift bags. In front of the theater, we were presented with a red carpet to walk down while judges decided if you looked shopaholic enough for a gift bag.
There was also a photographer taking pictures of movie viewers in front of a screen-celebrity style- for a new local fashion magazine called StyleLine.
It certainly created a bit of a buzz before going into the movie and I couldn’t help but think about the unmistakeable timing of a movie about fashion set to open the same day as New York Fashion Week.
Confessions Of A Shopaholic-Fluffy But Cute
The movie is about a recent college graduate played by Borat’s baby mama, Isla (pronounced I-la) Fisher whose dream it is to work at a Vogue-like magazine in NYC.
After missing her opportunity to interview at the magazine, she settles for a job writing a financial column using the pen name “The Girl With A Green Scarf” at a financial magazine in an improbable twist of circumstances.
Isla’s character-Rebecca Bloomwood, becomes a star reporter who has a knack for explaining financial concepts in terms that the masses can understand. The blatant irony is that Rebecca is dolling out financial advice to others while she herself, is over her head in credit card bills. While working at the magazine, she predictably falls in love with her boss, played by the handsome Hugh Dancy.
Ultimately, her little white lies begin to unravel, and she is forced to come to terms with the consequences.
While I thought that the movie was cute and enjoyable to watch, I had to consider it’s PG rating and think of the movie as not one that was geared to win the hearts of Sex And The City fans, but one that a mother could enjoy with her teen daughter.
If you are viewing this with your kids, I would give this movie a B. However, if you were thinking about going to see the movie with your girlfriends, I would wait until this one comes out on cable before I spent the $10 at the movie theater.
Shopping & Facebook Confessions
If you are interested in the clothes that Rebecca wears in the movie, I discovered that Blue Fly has partnered with the film as the official shopping site to get Confessions Of A Shopaholic inspired clothes. Click on this link to hear Pat Field talk about her costume designs for Rebecca, see the trailer and even get a Confessions Facebook application.
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