August 10, 2009
Confessions of a Shopaholic
Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on August 2009
The predominantly pink posters should be the only guide you need for this lazy, unsubtle and predictable romantic turkey from crap producer Jerry Bruckheimer. Shooting for a job at a top fashion mag, the title neurotic instead lands one with a business publication, where she uses her shopping smarts to craft a financial advice column that’s an instant success. And that’s the least contrived thing in this movie. But Isla Fisher, a gifted physical comedienne, overcomes many of the film’s weaknesses, and sidekick Krysten Ritter is ready for prime time herself. Also John Goodman and Joan Cusack. Maybe on an airliner.