We all like shopping. The excitement of taking home lots of bags full of beautiful new things, or waiting for the post to bring your latest internet purchase is a hobby of its own. Whether its kitchen utensils, lingerie, shoes or curtains, we can’t resist buying new things. However the latest chic flick, Confessions of a Shopaholic, has attracted some negative press with individuals questioning whether it is appropriate to release in the current economic climate. The film stars cute red head, Isla Fisher who acts as a college graduate who moves to Manhattan to take a job as a financial journalist and feed her shopping addiction in New York’s many retail outlets. It is a rom com based on the popular book of the same name by Sophie Kinsella.
Isla justified the movie at the London premiere saying, “The character is learning lessons about consumption and debt like the rest of us right now. It feels fairly topical. Obviously the movie was conceived during a different economic period but she learns her lesson. It is a redemption story."
Despite the negative reports, this film is bound to be a hit. After all, a trip to the cinema is about escapism and Confessions of a Shopaholic promises lots of humour. Released on the 20th February, it also stars Hugh Dancy, Joan Cusack and Krysten Ritter.