Horrible, Horrible movie. But how did it get two stars? Two words. Isla Fisher. She was very charming throughout despite battling an awful script.
Fisher plays Rebecca, a girl who likes to shop. She also lies a lot. She lies to her friends, she lies to her boss, she lies to get a job, she lies to her parents, she lies to her fellow shopaholics. Yet we are supposed to find Rebecca "wild and wacky" No, she is an addict and a liar. If she told the truth, she would not be in as much trouble as she is in, but where would the fun in that be?
Y'see, Rebecca can't stop shopping, she owes thousands of dollars in credit card debts. Her cards get refused, she has to lie to the EVIL man who is trying to get her to pay what she owes, but that is okay, because Rebecca is supposed to be "wild and wacky" (did I mention this earlier?) When the debt collector finally catches up to Rebecca and tells everyone the truth about her lies and deceit, we are supposed to feel BAD for her!
The main problem I had with this movie (apart from the whole premise is built on the fact that this girl cannot tell the truth to save her life) is the fact that her addiction is treat like a big joke. She goes to a shopaholics meeting where she proceeds to tell everyone how great it is to shop and how it makes them feel great to get that rush, making the whole group want to run out and buy stuff (infact the leader of the group is later shown buying clothes uncontrollably). Now if it was a drug rehab clinic, would it be funny is she claimed it was great to get that rush from cocaine? or what about alcohol, how hilarious would that be? But because it is "only" shopping (ie spending money), we can laugh at that.
Yeah, I didn't like this movie much, the main character is annoying and unlikable, but that's okay because she learns the error of her ways and everything turns out okay in the end (she wins her friend back, gets her man and is debt free - just like in real life....)