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Putting an end to spend, spend, spend

PUBLISHED: 13:15 04 March 2009 | UPDATED: 17:10 16 August 2010

Based on best-selling books by Sophie Kinsella, Confessions of a Shopaholic stars former Home and Way favourite Isla Fisher as Rebecca Bloomwood, a New York journalist whose untrammelled addiction to brand-names has reached the point where even boutique m

Based on best-selling books by Sophie Kinsella, Confessions of a Shopaholic stars former Home and Way favourite Isla Fisher as Rebecca Bloomwood, a New York journalist whose untrammelled addiction to brand-names has reached the point where even boutique mannequins beckon her inside.

With more than 16 grand on her credit card, Rebecca's spending power is getting seriously low. Things look up when she somehow manages to land a gig at a financial magazine. After charming the editor, Luke Brandon (Hugh Dancy), she quickly gains success writing an everyday advice column under the pen name "The Girl in the Green Scarf". It isn't long, however, before her mounting debt and lack of financial knowledge catch up with her.

Fisher handles the material well and manages to bring a bit of charm to things but the pace is as manic as a six-year-old with ADHD on a sugar rush and the whole thing ends up resembling the cinematic equivalent of a migraine.

Confessions of a Shopaholic is in cinemas now.

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