By Megan Ondrizek
Calling all shoppers! If you’ve ever felt misunderstood due to your obsession with designers, labels and sales, then you might just be in for a treat this Valentine’s Day.
Confessions of a Shopaholic, based on British author Sophie Kinsella’s chick-lit debut novel, is scheduled to hit theaters Feb. 13. Although Kinsella’s first novel isn’t exactly one of her best, the Touchstone Pictures film adaptation by director P.J. Hogan shows a lot of promise.
Isla Fisher (who played the lovable nymphomaniac inWedding Crashers) plays the financially-irresponsible yet extremely loveable Rebecca Bloomwood, a college grad and aspiring journalist who ironically lands a job at a finance magazine.
Add to the mix British heartthrob Hugh Dancy as the gorgeous public relations executive Luke Brandon (who just so happens to be a millionaire), and you’ve got yourself the perfect premise for a chick flick.
Bored with her job, Rebecca entertains herself doing what she loves best: Shopping! However, she soon finds herself in major debt, throwing away her bank statements, evading creditors and swiping her VISA card so many times it gets revoked. As if that weren’t bad enough, Rebecca’s zany methods of trying to save money actually end up costing her more.
While avoiding her own financial situation, Rebecca comes across a story that actually interests her. When it ends up being a frontpage exposé, she must own up to her own financial crisis and at the same time help her readers solve theirs.
A trendy and enjoyable page-turner, Confessions of a Shopaholic will leave you rooting for Kinsella’s chick-lit heroine. And seeing Fisher bring Rebecca to life on the big screen should satisfy any Shopaholic fan.
Entertain yourself with the rest of the Shopaholic novel series: Shopaholic Takes Manhattan, Shopaholic Ties the Knot, Shopaholic & Sister and Shopaholic & Baby.