Saturday, February 28, 2009

Confessions of a Shopaholic

From the desk of The Movie Snob

Confessions of a Shopaholic (D-). Long-time readers of The Movie Court know I don't really go in for chick flicks. Independent films (Henry Poole Is Here), bawdy comedies (Stepbrothers, Role Models), foreign films (A Secret), documentaries (Under the Sea 3D), and rough-and-tumble action fare (Quantum of Solace, Inkheart) are much more my cup of tea. So I don't know what possessed me to see this movie about a New York girl with a credit-card-debt problem, who miraculously lands a job writing a financial column for a magazine edited by a handsome Brit. Isla Fisher (Definitely, Maybe) is cute and game, and I have it on good authority that Hugh Dancy (The Jane Austen Book Club) is a good-looking fellow, but this movie is simply terrible--long, boring, and simply not funny. And a remarkably fine supporting cast (John Goodman, Arachnophobia; Joan Cusack, School of Rock; Leslie Bibb, Iron Man; John Lithgow, Footloose; Kristen Scott Thomas, Gosford Park; Julie Hagerty, Airplane!) is truly and utterly wasted. Save your money. Save your time. Save yourself.


Anonymous The Borg Queen said...

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5:24 PM  
Anonymous The Borg Queen said...

Snob, you know you love your romantic comedies, as shown by your movie-going history! :-) But, I agree, the movie was awful, annoying and sometimes painful. The only thing that got me through was the good looking leading man--he is very good looking and he has an accent, which is always great. But, the movie was just so bad. Had I been at home watching it, I would have turned it off. The fashion wasn't even any good. Ugh.

5:29 PM  

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