Movie Reviews Confessions Of A Shopaholic
Even female critics don't seem to care much for the latest "chick flick," Confessions of a Shopaholic. , and many complain that it's atrociously timed. Elizabeth Weitzman writes in the New York Daily News "When every dollar counts, do you want to spend twelve bucks on a movie that's not really worth it?" Carrie Rickey in the Philadelphia Inquirer cal ls the movie "a cut-rate version of The Devil Wears Prada ." And Linda Barnard concludes her review in the Toronto Star by observing that the movie's biggest problem is the current financial crisis -- "much of it the result of greed and ill-advised overspending on credit. ... It's very hard to watch a wild-eyed woman engage in an orgy of avarice using a fan of maxed-out cards when so many have lost so much." And Cathy Frisinger writes in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram "At a time when a lot of women could use a really stylish, fun, escapist story, Shopaholic is a disappointment. Hogan and his writers could have used a bailout of ideas." And Jessica Reaves in the Chicago Tribune describes the movie as "a thin, largely unfunny comedy that marries lazy filmmaking with bad timing." On the other hand, Betsy Sharkey in the Los Angeles Times calls the movie "a knockabout farce ... a cleverly constructed catwalk of a romantic comedy." She concludes "Though you might wonder whether there's room in a movie marketplace that already feels overstocked with romantic comedies, "Confessions of a Shopaholic" arrives fashionably late and dressed to kill.."