movie: Confessions of a Shopaholic
starring: Isla Fisher, Hugh Dancy
format: TV EDIT
plot: a woman is given the chance to change her attitude towards money when she lands a writing job at a finance magazine. While there, she admits that she is in debt and has to join shoppers anonymous.
This is based on the series of books.
It's cute. It's a love story, and almost the anti-Sex and the City type story. The lead character has to prove that she can handle the mess she's gotten herself into.
This really does show how addiction can cause you to loose everything that means anything to you. The lies, the going behind the backs of people you care about, the denial to yourself about how deep you're in.
The only thing is, given this movie is a romantic comedy, it takes at times a too light view of debt. I have to admit, I have not read the books, so I can't compare the base story to them.
The lead character, was played with just enough bubbly dippiness, that you get swept away with her idealism in moments when you should want to slap her.
what do i think i learned from this film?
Sometimes life lands you right where you need to be in a not so pretty way.