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Confessions of a Shopaholic is a 2009 film adaptation of the Shopaholic series of novels by Sophie Kinsella. It was directed by P. J. Hogan and stars Isla Fisher as the central character, Rebecca Bloomwood, the shopaholic journalist.

The story follows Rebecca Bloomwood, a self-professed shopaholic who has bought her way into debt with her many, many, many purchases. The film follows her recalling how this sorry state came to be and illustrates her attempts to overcome the detrimental affliction and work her way out of debt.


This film provides examples of:

  • Chick Flick
  • Cold Cash
  • Evil Debt Collector: The debt collector. No surprise there. Goes as far as to humiliate the lead on national television, which by the way is against the FDCPA (the part about disclosing debt to third parties). Too bad she was too dumb to sue the collector to oblivion for it (which given the recorded footage she would have won).
    • The debt collector is actually a Composite Character of both Derek Smeath and John Gavin. Derek Smeath in the books turns out to be an understanding 'uncle' type who actually helps Becky pay off her debt, John Gavin is more stern and hostile, as seen in the movie. Essentially he's only Derek Smeath in name.
  • Genius Ditz: The lead.
  • Look Behind You!: During a job interview.
  • Pre Meeting
  • Recycled Trailer Music