Saturday, August 01, 2009

"Confessions of a Shopaholic": deserves a Suze Orman smackdown!

Journalism can be a good topic for film, particularly journalists in harms way (“State of Play”, “Bordertown”). But it can be the topic of romantic comedy, too, as in “The Proposal” (recently) or now “Confessions of a Shopaholic.” Recent grad Rebecca Brownwood (Ilsa Fisher) accidentally gets a job as a financial journalist, and plays a scribe version of Suze Orman, writing about all the bad habits she has herself in getting into debt. In the meantime, she develops the inevitable attachment to the handsome young boss Luke (Hugh Dancy), as she heads toward an original goal of writing for a fashion magazine.

The satisfaction of buying something like a green scarf is a kind of fix, something that I used to feel when collecting classical music records, or maybe even by making blog entries.

The Touchstone film is directed by P.J. Hogan and was released in early 2009.

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