Confessions of a Shopaholic
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Confessions of a Shopaholic

Year:
Duration:
104 min
Genres:
Comedy | Romance
IMDB rate:
5.8
Director:
P.J. Hogan
Awards:
1 win & 3 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 2009-02-13
Filming Locations: Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
Earnings
Opening Weekend: $17,809,053 (USA) (15 February 2009)
Gross: $44,277,350 (USA) (28 May 2009)
Cast
Actor
Character
Kristin Scott Thomas
Kristin Scott Thomas
Confessions of a Shopaholic
Isla Fisher
Rebecca Bloomwood
Hugh Dancy
Luke Brandon
Krysten Ritter
Suze
Joan Cusack
Jane Bloomwood
John Goodman
Graham Bloomwood
John Lithgow
Edgar West
Fred Armisen
Ryan Koenig
Lynn Redgrave
Drunken Lady at Ball
Robert Stanton
Derek Smeath
Julie Hagerty
Hayley
Nick Cornish
Tarquin
Wendie Malick
Miss Korch
Clea Lewis
Miss Ptaszinski
Stephen Guarino
Allon
Tuomas Hiltunen
Jani Virtanen
Yoshiro Kono
Ryuichi
John Salley
D. Freak
Lennon Parham
Joyce
Christine Ebersole
TV Show Host
Michael Panes
Russell
Kaitlin Hopkins
Event Planner
Katherine Sigismund
Clare
Alexandra Balahoutis
Prada Manager
Elisabeth Riley
Prada Store Shopper
Madeleine Rockwitz
8-Year-Old Rebecca
Tommy Davis
Jani's Colleague
Andy Serwer
Mr. Lewis
Kelli Barrett
Girl in Black / Talking Mannequin
Kristen Connolly
Girl in Pink
Paloma Guzmán
Svelte Manhattanite #1
Ilana Levine
Svelte Manhattanite #2
Lenora May
Suze's Mom
Ed Crescimanni
Suze's Dad
Susan Blommaert
Charity Store Orla
Jenn Harris
Christy
Matt Servitto
Head Waiter
Jennifer Kim
Denny & George Clerk
Ginifer King
Woman Candidate
Steve Greenstein
Hot Dog Vendor
Bill Corsair
Hot Dog Stand Patron
Heidi Kristoffer
Alette Girl
Kate Simses
Alette Girl #2
Claire Lautier
Sample Sale Competitor
Brandi Burkhardt
Sample Sale Worker
Denicia Marie Jefferson
Sample Sale Security #1
Renee Victor
Bag Lady
Scott Evans
Chad, the Mail Clerk
Asmeret Ghebremichael
Alette Receptionist
Chris P. Bachman
Mail Room Clerk (as Chris Bachman)
Peter Kapetan
Gin and Tonic Guy (as Peter M. Kapetan)
Jim Holmes
Comintex CEO
Claudia Rocafort
Businesswoman
Molly Regan
Smeath Assistant
Rose Rosconi
Swap Meet Vendor
Robin E. Billson
Swap Meet Vendor #2
Richard G. Batista
Swap Meet Vendor #3
Maeve Yore
Wedding Planner
Ptolemy Slocum
Borders Assistant #1
Jenny Powers
Borders Assistant #2
Vinci Alonso
Prada Salesperson
Jennifer Smith
Sara
Gonzalo Escudero
Alette's Date
Tim Ware
Fund Manager
Anjali Bhimani
Girl #1
Jonathan Tisch
Bank Lender
Shonn Wiley
Good-Looking Guy
Brad Aldous
Alicia's Friend at Party (as Brad T. Aldous)
Annie Chadwick
Edgar West's Wife
Laurie Cole
Ryan Koenig's Girlfriend
Kara Jackson
Woman Hit with Fish
Yadira Santana
Fan Vending Lady
Charles De La Rosa
Barman
Jordyn Taylor Wilsea
Little Girl at Borders
Harvey Waldman
Advertising Exec
Howard Samuelsohn
Advertising Exec
Marceline Hugot
Saleswoman
Abby Lee
Bridesmaid
Caitlin McColl
Bridesmaid
Marie-Pierre Beausejour
Bridesmaid
Beatrice Miller
Shoestore Girl
Peyton List
Shoestore Girl (as Peyton Roi List)
Izzy Palmieri
Shoestore Girl (as Isabelle Palmieri)
Alison Sarah Adams
Teenage Shopaholic (uncredited)
January Adams
Guest (uncredited)
Mike Agresta
Street Vendor (uncredited)
Almudena Alcazar
Conference Attendee (uncredited)
Paul Aldane'e
Business Exec. (uncredited)
Joseph Basile
Tattooed Man (uncredited)
Ashley Bates
Sample Sale Shopper (uncredited)
Natascha Bessez
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Robert Bizik
Flea Market Customer (uncredited)
John Borras
Waiter (uncredited)
Gail Bruno
Businesswoman / Demo Attendee (uncredited)
Lee Burkett
Movie Producer (uncredited)
Sheena Colette
Bikini Babe (uncredited)
Annelise Collette
Business Woman (uncredited)
Anthony Correa
Bussiness Man (uncredited)
Timothy J. Cox
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Roger Crandall
Auction Attendee (uncredited)
Kent Davis
Writer #2 (uncredited)
Tom Deakman
Male Shareholder (uncredited)
Elisangela DiAlencar
Agent Collector (uncredited)
Eric Ditman
Business Executive (uncredited)
Hunter Drago
Shopaholic (uncredited)
Corey Dykes
Businessman in Shareholder Meeting Room (uncredited)
Vaneik Echeverria
Spanish Man (uncredited)
Janine Ellis
Angry Business Woman (uncredited)
Jennifer Engle
Secretary (uncredited)
Mallory Escott
TV Audience Member (uncredited)
Jim Fitzpatrick
Wedding Priest (uncredited)
Eduardo M. Freyre
Businessman (uncredited)
Julia Frisoli
Mother of Spoiled Child (uncredited)
Cassidy Gard
Shopaholic (uncredited)
Warrington Gillette
Hotel Guest (uncredited)
Suzanne Gillies
Security Guard (uncredited)
Danielle Glick
Shopper (uncredited)
Gerrit Goossen
Clothes Rack Guy (uncredited)
Andy Guze
Elevator Passenger #1 (uncredited)
Johnathan Hallgrey
Sample Sale Customer (uncredited)
Ed Helms
Garret E. Barton
Randy Herman
Salsa Street Dancer (uncredited)
Joe Huu
Successful Saving Magazine Writer (uncredited)
Angela Jeanneau
Upscale Shopper (uncredited)
Edgar Jimz
Miami Street Dancer (uncredited)
Alexis Johnson
Special Shopper (uncredited)
Tracie Jules
Upscale Shopper (uncredited)
Stephane Kay
Elevator Guy (uncredited)
Edward M. Kelahan
Buisness Date (uncredited)
Tanda Kerín
Henri Bendel Sales Rep (uncredited)
Emily Kincaid
Girl at Talk Show (uncredited)
Bobbi Jo Kitchen
Ballroom Invester (uncredited)
Debbie Klaar
Floor Manager (uncredited)
Ashley Klein
Shopper (uncredited)
Ruya Koman
Fashion Magazine Employee (uncredited)
Steve Lantz
Shareholder (uncredited)
Caroline Lawton
Editor #2 (uncredited)
Michelle Luchese
Stationary Store Assistant (uncredited)
Jared Masters
Ballroom Waiter #2 (uncredited)
Nana Masuda
Sample Sale Shopper (uncredited)
Jennifer Merrill
Svelte Manhattanite (uncredited)
Kristin Popelka
Shopper (uncredited)
Heidi Rae
German Girl (uncredited)
Terry L. Reed
Share Holder (uncredited)
John G. Rice Jr.
Board Member (uncredited)
Yahaira Rodriguez
Rabid Sale Shopper (uncredited)
Ika Santamaria
Salsa Dancer (uncredited)
James Schram
Groomsman (uncredited)
Kathy Searle
California Customer (uncredited)
Chris Shaw
Shareholder (uncredited)
Ken Sladyk
Publisher (uncredited)
Tom Stratford
Friend of the Bride (uncredited)
Karen Summerton
1980s Credit Card Girl (uncredited)
Melanie Tillbrook
Businesswoman (uncredited)
Haleigh Toner
Model (uncredited)
Paola Tonini
Miami Street Dancer (uncredited)
Charles Van Dyke
Tan Suit Businessman (uncredited)
Danicah Waldo
Sample Sale Shopper (uncredited)
Darly Wanatick
Sample Sale Shopper (uncredited)
Nancy Wetzel
Pucci Boots Girl (uncredited)
Neville White
Reception Host (uncredited)
Ralph A. Wilburn Jr.
Businessman (uncredited)
Chase Wilmot
Young Rebecca Bloomwood (uncredited)
Lynn Witty
Jane's Friend (uncredited)
Erin Wyatt
Shopaholic #1 (uncredited)
Beau Yotty
Resort Guest (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
Isla Fisher researched shopaholism by visiting some overspend/under earner groups, who essentially are shopaholics and whose lives have essentially become unmanageable because of their shopping addiction.
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The novel is set in London, however the setting was changed to New York in order to make it connect with an American audience and as New York was seen as a selling point to female audiences following the success of Sex and the City (1998).
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At the end, Rebecca pays off her entire debt in coins, stating that she was doing it in the most inconvenient way possible. In real life, Mr. Smeath could have refused to accept it. While coins are legal tender within the Federal Reserve System, no law requires a merchant or anyone else to accept them. Legally, however, the debt would be considered paid off if he'd refused her payment.
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Goofs
The bridesmaid dress had sleeves at the beginning of the movie, but is sleeveless by the end. However, when Rebecca first tries on the dress, you can clearly see it's still in the middle of alterations. Why she took it with her at that point is up for debate, but there is time between the two scenes for the alterations to be completed.
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When Suze and Rebecca are going over credit card statements, Suze asks Rebecca how she will pay off "16 thousand, TWELVE hundred, 62 dollars, and 72 cents" without a job. Both women are very drunk by this point, so she probably is too drunk to read the number correctly.
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At the Successful Savings office, Luke says he wants Rebecca to go to the "APA conference." Rebecca asks Hayley what the APA conference is. The camera moves to Luke. when it moves back to Rebecca, Hayley is gone.
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Quotes
Rebecca Bloomwood: You are like my soul sister!
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Alette Naylor: Your column will be 'Affordable Fashion.' 500 words, once a month... Welcome to Alette.
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Rebecca Bloomwood: And all I would say, is that you never hear anyone say, "There goes a zebra with a small ass."
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Faq
Q
How closely does the movie follow the book(s)?
A
Those who have both read the books and seen the movie report that the movie follows the plot of the books but that there are several differences. Most notable at the start of the movie is that it is set in New York instead of London. Another notable difference is that the main character (Rebecca Bloomwood) is 25 years old in the novel but that Isla Fisher, the actress who plays Becky, looks more like a 20-year old. [Fisher was actually 31 when the movie was filmed.] Another commentable difference is that the character of Luke Brandon (Hugh Dancy) in the movie is an editor at Successful Savings instead of the head of Brandon Communications and that he is portrayed as rather "geeky" and boyish as opposed to the charm and confidence of the character in the novel. To deal with what is going on in Becky's inner mind causing her to shop, shop, shop, the movie has invented talking mannequins; some viewers have complained about the mannequins not being in the novels and would have preferred using voiceover instead. Finally, the comedy in the movie has been described as more "slapstick" and "screwball" than the simple humor of the novels.
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How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
A
For detailed information about the amounts and types of (a) sex and nudity, (b) violence and gore, (c) profanity, (d) alcohol, drugs, and smoking, and (e) frightening and intense scenes in this movie, consult the IMDb Parents Guide for this movie. The Parents Guide for Confessions of a Shopacholic can be found here.
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Is "Confessions of a Shopaholic" based on a novel?
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Confessions of a Shopaholic is based on the first two novels in a series of five novels by English author Sophie Kinsella (aka Madeleine Wickham): (1) The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic (2000) (also titled Confessions of a Shopaholic)) and (2) Shopaholic Abroad (2001) (also titled Shopaholic Takes Manhattan). There are three more novels in the series: (3) Shopaholic Ties The Knot (2001), (4) Shopaholic & Sister (2004), and (5) Shopaholic & Baby (2007). The story was adapted for the screen by screenwriters Tim Firth and Tracey Jackson.
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Photos from cast
Kristin Scott Thomas Leslie Bibb John Archer Lundgren