Confessions Of A Shopaholic

Synopsis: Struggling with her debilitating obsession with shopping and the sudden collapse of her income source, Rebecca Bloomwood unintentionally lands a job writing for a financial magazine after a drunken letter-mailing mix-up. Ironically writing about the very consumer caution of which she herself has not abided, Rebecca's innovative comparisons and unconventional metaphors for economics grants her critical acclaim, public success, and the admiration of her supportive boss Luke. But as she draws closer to her ultimate goal of writing for renowned fashion magazine Alette, she questions her true ambitions and must determine if overcoming her "shopaholic" condition will bring her real happiness.
Director(s): P.J. Hogan
Production: Walt Disney Studios
  1 win & 3 nominations.
 
IMDB:
5.9
Metacritic:
38
Rotten Tomatoes:
25%
PG
Year:
2009
104 min
$44,239,688
Website
1,865 Views


When I was a little girl,

there were real prices and mom prices.

Real prices got you shiny,

sparkly things that lasted three weeks,

and mom prices got you brown things...

...that lasted forever.

You notice they were 50 percent off?

Look at...

But when I looked

into shop windows,

I saw another world.

A dreamy world full of perfect things.

A world where grown-up girls

got what they wanted.

They were beautiful.

Like fairies or princesses.

They didn't even need any money,

they had magic cards.

I wanted one.

Little did I know...

...I would end up with 12.

Rebecca Bloomwood.

Occupation:
Journalist.

Jacket:
Visa. Dress: AMEX.

Belt:
MasterCard.

It's vintage. And I got

one percent cash back.

Bag:
Gucci!

And worth every penny.

Moving to New York, I met guys.

And that kind of put things

in perspective.

'Cause you know that thing, when you see

someone cute and he smiles,

and your heart kind of goes

like warm butter

sliding down hot toast?

Well, that's what it's like

when I see a store.

Only it's better.

You see,

a man will never love you

or treat you as well as a store.

If a man doesn't fit, you can't

exchange him seven days later

for a gorgeous cashmere sweater.

And a store always smells good.

A store can awaken a lust for things

you never even knew you needed.

And when your fingers grasp

those shiny, new bags...

Oh, yes! Oh, yes!

Oh, no... I spent $900.

So you are covering

the yard and tool expo, right?

I'm on it.

OK, don't panic.

Calm. Calm. Bloomingdale's.

Well, that would be the pants.

I had to get the pants to match the...

- Oh, shoes.

- I...

Hold on...

- Somebody's stolen my credit card!

- Oh, my God.

Somebody has stolen

my credit card and gone

on an insane spending spree

around New York.

- No!

- Yeah!

Outdoor World? I've never been

to Outdoor World.

Yes, you have.

- You bought that tent, remember?

- No, I didn't.

- For Kristen's going-away present.

- Never seen a tent.

I organized the collection

and gave you the money.

Oh...

"Special skills:
Fencing"?

Fluent in Finnish?

What?

Who doesn't pad their resume?

Shoe! Thanks.

Why can't you get changed

in your own office?

And let everyone at Gardening Today

know I've secretly arranged

an interview at Alette magazine?

Did I mention I have

an interview at Alette magazine?

Only about a billion times.

- OK...

- It's kind of a leap, isn't it?

Gardening to fashion?

I mean, not that I meant

you couldn't do it...

Suze... since I was 14

I wanted to work at Alette magazine.

If I can just get this job

I will be happy forever.

Wow.

Rebecca, you just

got a credit card bill of $900.

You do not need a scarf.

Then again...

...who needs a scarf?

Wrap some old jeans around

your neck, that'll keep you warm.

That's what your mother would do.

You're right, she would.

The point about this scarf is that

it would become part

of a definition of your...

Of your psyche.

Do you see what I mean?

No, I do. Keep talking.

It would make your eyes look bigger.

Mmm...

It would make my haircut

look more expensive.

You'd wear it with everything.

It would be an investment.

You would walk into

that interview confident.

- Confident.

- And poised.

- Poised.

- The girl in the green scarf.

The green scarf, please.

Good choice. It's the last one.

That'll be $120.

How would you like to pay?

Here's $50 in cash,

can you put 30 on this card...

Ten on that.

Twenty on that.

- It's so cute.

- Declined.

Really? Could you just...

Could you try it again?

Really declined.

- Could you put this to one side...?

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