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Confessions of a Shopaholic Books, Movie, and Soundtrack Review: Sophie Kinsella (Includes Trailer)

Updated on July 16, 2014

Confessions of Shopaholic Books (Sophie Kinsella)

Ok so, everyone knows the feeling that you get when you walk into a store, find something amazing, and just have to have it. Everyone knows the rush you get when you wear or use something new and you feel fantastic and new yourself. But not many people take the joy of shopping as far as Rebecca Bloomwood does in the book series Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella.


Rebecca is a financial journalist who is more or less obsessed with spending money. When she discovers herself in around 6.000 pounds (the british currency) of debt though, something has to change. In her quest to rid herself of debt, Rebecca, her best friend and roommate Suze, and a whole array of hilarious characters find themselves in ridiculous and thus incredibly funny situations. It's down to two options for Becky: Make more money or cut back. Join her as she tries a million ways to get herself out of debt and finds love along the way.

Once you finish, don't worry there are FIVE more books to keep you laughing right along.

These books are: fun, cute, relatable, an easy pageturner, and ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS

Genre: Romantic, Comedy, the book equivalent of a Rom Com

Confessions of a Shopaholic Series (In order)

1. The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic

2. Shopaholic Takes Manhattan

3. Shopaholic Ties the Knot

4. Shopaholic & Sister

5. Shopaholic & Baby

6. Mini Shopaholic

Confessions of a Shopaholic Movie Trailer

Confessions of a Shopaholic CAST

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Isla Fisher as Rebecca BloomwoodHugh Dancy as Luke BrandonKrysten Ritter as SuzeRobert Stanton as Derek SmeathJoan Cusack as Jane BloomwoodJohn Goodman as Graham BloomwoodLeslie Bibb as Alicia Billington
Isla Fisher as Rebecca Bloomwood
Isla Fisher as Rebecca Bloomwood
Hugh Dancy as Luke Brandon
Hugh Dancy as Luke Brandon
Krysten Ritter as Suze
Krysten Ritter as Suze
Robert Stanton as Derek Smeath
Robert Stanton as Derek Smeath
Joan Cusack as Jane Bloomwood
Joan Cusack as Jane Bloomwood
John Goodman as Graham Bloomwood
John Goodman as Graham Bloomwood
Leslie Bibb as Alicia Billington
Leslie Bibb as Alicia Billington

Confessions of a Shopaholic Movie

The first thing to note about the movie is that it was different from the book in plot line. In the book, Rebecca is in Britain working at a financial magazine and she meets the male protagonist, Luke Brandon, at PR events. Luke is the CEO of a huge PR firm, Brandon Communications. In the movie, Rebecca is working at a gardening magazine when she applies to work at a financial magazine in order to get to a fashion magazine which is in the same family of magazines. She is American in the movie, while Luke is British and is the head of the financial magazine that she uses simply to get to the fashion magazine. The plot lines are pretty different, but the main aspects of the books stay the same. Rebecca is exactly the same personality-wise, and several characters are exactly the same although in a different setting. Characters such as Suze, Alicia, Derek Smeath, and Luke himself retain the same essence as they have in the book while put into some new and some of the same situations. However, notably, there are very hilarious characters missing. For example, Suze's extremely awkward cousin who dates Rebecca at one point is completely not in the movie, however, Suze's boyfriend is named Tarquin. Overall, despite the fact that I absolutely loved the books, I didn't think that the movie was bad even though it changed the books a lot. The point was that Rebecca and the most important characters stayed the same while the book was made more accessible for an American audience.

Cast (review)

The star of the movie is undoubtedly Isla Fisher as Rebecca Bloomwood. She is funny, relatable, and always beautiful. She portrays the average American woman with ease and grace. There isn't a person who can watch the movie who won't love Rebecca Bloomwood, which is an aspect of the novel perfectly readapted in the movie. Hugh Dancy also makes a great Luke Brandon. Krysten Ritter was a tricky choice for Suze. Although she portrays a roommate and best friend very well in the movie, she is not at all similar to the Suze in the book. Although the characters should be the same, Ritter created a very different aura and personality for Suze. Similarly, although Leslie Bibb did a good "mean girl" bit in the movie, she is not like the Alicia Billington in the book.

Behind the Scenes: Interviews with Cast and More

Confessions of a Shopaholic Soundtrack

Jordyn Taylor
Lady Gaga
Blue Jeans
Jessie James
Adrienne Bailon
Calling You
Kat Deluna
Stuck with Each Other
Kat Deluna
Big Spendor
Adrienne Bailon
Bad GIrl
The Pussycat Dolls
Natasha Beddingfield
Takes Time to Love
Trey Song
Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Greg Laswell
Don't Forget Me
Macy Gray
Shopaholic Suite
James Newton Howard

Other Books By Sophie Kinsella

  • Remember Me
  • The Undomestic Goddess
  • Twenties GIrl
  • I've Got Your Number
  • Wedding Night
  • Can You Keep a Secret


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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 3 years ago from Philippines

      Sounds like a really entertaining book, and the movie trailer was soooo funny!