Okay, I don't get it. So we've got this adaptation of one of Sophie Kinsella's books coming to the big screen, Confessions of a Shopaholic. Isla Fisher stars as Rebecca, this college grad who gets a sweet gig as a financial journalist in Manhattan, but struggles with an immense shopping addiction that makes her bills increase well beyond what she can afford. And at some point in all of this, she falls in love with a successful entrepreneur, and also throws on a tacky outfit that rivals the horrors that Carrie Bradshaw has in her closet.

Is this whole "financial journalist" title just some sort of catchy job description? Who hires a spastic shopaholic as a financial journalist? Well, according to The Hollywood Reporter, it looks like it is one of the following -- John Lithgow, Kristin Scott Thomas, Leslie Bibb, Lynn Redgrave, and Julie Hagerty. Okay... It's probably not Bibb, who is a fashion magazine staffer, nor Hagerty, who plays a business magazine assistant. However, it could be Lithgow's publishing magnate, Thomas' magazine editor, or Redgrave's "doyenne of a publishing empire."

So far, this sounds more like a fantasy than any sort of realistic romcom, not to say that romantic comedies are usually realistic. I just wish we could have less "women are terrible with money" crap. I know I'm not the only one who doesn't shop myself into debt, or keep credit card balances with sadistic interest rates.
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