Confessions of a Shopaholic

Last Updated on: October 18th, 2023

Confessions of a Shopaholic (Touchstone Movie)

“Confessions of a Shopaholic” is a 2009 romantic comedy film based on the popular novel of the same name by Sophie Kinsella. The movie is directed by P.J. Hogan and stars Isla Fisher in the lead role of Rebecca Bloomwood, a young woman with a shopping addiction.

Rebecca is a charming and vivacious woman living in New York City with dreams of becoming a successful fashion journalist. However, her compulsive shopping habits and inability to manage her finances land her in a pile of debt. Despite her financial troubles, she can’t resist the allure of the latest designer items and finds herself buried in credit card bills.

In an attempt to get her life back on track, Rebecca attends a support group for shopaholics, but her efforts are short-lived as she soon finds herself in even deeper trouble. However, fate takes an unexpected turn when she accidentally lands a job at a financial magazine, run by the handsome and ambitious editor, Luke Brandon, played by Hugh Dancy. Despite knowing nothing about finance, Rebecca manages to impress everyone with her unique and creative approach to writing about money.

As Rebecca’s professional life starts to soar, she also begins to develop feelings for Luke, creating a delightful and heartwarming romantic subplot. However, she must confront her shopping addiction and face the consequences of her financial mistakes.

The film’s humor comes from Rebecca’s shopping misadventures and her quirky personality, which Isla Fisher brings to life with great energy and charm. Her comedic timing and endearing performance make Rebecca a lovable and relatable character despite her flaws.

“Confessions of a Shopaholic” is a visually appealing film, featuring stylish fashion, glamorous settings, and a vibrant color palette that reflects the character’s love for shopping and fashion. The movie also explores themes of self-discovery, personal growth, and the importance of being true to oneself.

While the film received mixed reviews from critics, it found success with audiences for its light-hearted and entertaining storyline. “Confessions of a Shopaholic” delivers a message about the dangers of materialism and the importance of finding balance in life, all while providing an enjoyable and feel-good cinematic experience. It serves as a fun and relatable escape for those who enjoy romantic comedies with a touch of fashion and humor.

Additional Details


  • Isla Fisher: Rebecca Bloomwood
  • Hugh Dancy: Luke Brandon
  • Krysten Ritter: Suze Cleath-Stuart
  • John Goodman: Graham Bloomwood
  • Joan Cusack: Jane Bloomwood
  • John Lithgow: Edgar West
  • Kristin Scott Thomas: Alette Naylor
  • Leslie Bibb: Alicia Billington
  • Robert Stanton: Derek Smeath
  • Lynn Redgrave: a Drunken Lady at Party
  • Julie Hagerty: Hayley
  • Nick Cornish: Tarquin Cleath-Stuart
  • Stephen Guarino: Allon
  • Fred Armisen: Ryan Koenig
  • Wendie Malick: Miss Korch
  • Michael Panes: Russell


  • Director: PJ Hogan
  • Producers: Jerry Bruckheimer
  • Screenplay: Tim Firth and Tracey Jackson

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