Now that I’ve seen the movie, I have made screencaptures of all the online clips, trailers, tv spots and featurettes from Confessions of a Shopaholic. If you haven’t seen the movie and wish to avoid spoilers naturally be cautious upon viewing. People who already have might notice there are several missing scenes. I certainly hope these will make the DVD!
Isla attended the UK premiere of Confessions of a Shopaholic on Monday. She wore short black Jasmine Di Milo dress with sequins and a low back. Fisher accessories with a gold clutch by Lara Bohinc and chic Jimmy Choo Seattle strappy sandals. She looked incredibly beautiful as always!
Speaking of the movie. I managed to catch it myself this past weekend and really enjoyed it. It’s a really delightful movie. And of course, what can you not love about Miss Isla? She is so hilarious, a genuinely funny comedienne you root for all the way. Isla’s commitment to the character and her willingness to make a total fool of her self is why you love Rebecca so much. A must see for any Isla fans!
Confessions of a Shopaholic is now playing in North America and opens in the UK on Friday, Feb. 20.
The ComingSoon.net Box Office Report has been updated with studio estimates for the weekend.
Touchstone Pictures’ new comedy Confessions of a Shopaholic, starring Isla Fisher, made a strong debut and rounded out the top five with $17.3 million from 2,507 theaters for an average of $6,902 per location.
1.) Friday the 13th – $45,210,000
2.) He’s Just Not That Into You – $23,365,000
3.) Taken – $22,200,000
4.) Coraline – $19,109,000
5.) Confessions of a Shopaholic – $17,303,000
Lots of UK TV Alerts thanks to Lorna. If anyone out there can provide coverage of these programs please do so as I’m in the US.
February 17 – Isla on This Morning
February 17 – Shopaholic (Making of) on Living TV (8:55 AM)
February 19 – Edith Bowman (BBC 1 Radio Programme, 1:00pm-4:00pm)
February 22 – Shopaholic (Making of) on ITV2 (2:25 AM)
February 22 – Shopaholic on T4 Movie Special (Channel 4, 9:30 AM)
February 24 – Isla on Waking You Up (Channel EG, 8:00 AM)
Per usual reviews for Shopaholic (a rom com) are mixed. However in the early reviews flooding in, everyone has nothing but praise for Miss Fisher!
From Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Look, it’s not all bad. Director P.J. Hogan (My Best Friend’s Wedding) knows his way around this kind of farce. So does Fisher, an Aussie with a nifty American accent and a knack for building a frisky romance with Becky’s dreamy (and rich) Brit editor (Hugh Dancy, playing it all cute and pensive). Better yet, Fisher makes us believe that Becky can write a successful column about frugality while fighting the urge to shop-shop-shop. Hey, who better? In pushing the proposition that a shopaholic may be the best person to lead her fellow junkies to a safe zone in a squeezed economy, the movie may actually touch a chord. Confessions is no more than a painless time-waster. But the beguiling Fisher is well worth the investment.
The movie we’ve all been waiting for, Confessions of a Shopaholic is now playing in North American cinemas! Be sure to head out and support Isla Fisher in her first major leading movie. I will be see the film on Saturday myself and can’t wait!
We’re being hit left and right with lovely Isla articles lately, and today being no different!
OC Register has an article about Isla. In this interview, Fisher discusses the public’s confusion with Amy Adams, what she thought of the notorious nude wrestling scene in the Borat movie and how she reconciles portraying an irresponsible spendthrift during a worldwide economic crisis. There was also a new portrait session (taken at the Shopaholic press conference). Isla looks stunning!
“Not that I wanted to be Meryl Streep, but I definitely admired her. But that wasn’t why I wanted to be a dramatic actress. It was more that I believed that to have a job meant that you had to work at something that you didn’t really enjoy. Since I didn’t really enjoy drama, I therefore thought that I was doing a proper job. I was forcing myself to do something that didn’t seem natural.” – Isla Fisher
Isla Fisher, who stars in Confessions of a Shopaholic, has a secret of her own: It was all method acting.
“I’m not anti-shopping, but I shop rarely and poorly,” says the actress, who’s been handed the Herculean task of making a hero out of a woman who can’t say “no” to a splurge while in real life the economy is imploding.
It’s about time Isla Fisher got her own movie. After stealing all of her scenes as Vince Vaughn’s adorably psychotic love interest in Wedding Crashers, not to mention earning her dues through a host of supporting roles, the delightfully funny Australian (and fiancé of Sasha Baron “Borat” Cohen) has a vehicle that really showcases her talents. Confessions of a Shopaholic stars Fisher as Rebecca Bloomwood, a consumer-obsessed young woman who stumbles around department stores and fakes her way through financial journalism, fan dancing and speaking Finnish. We chatted with her about the film, her own tastes in fashion, her gift for physical comedy and tapping into her inner idiot.
The Wave: What was the most fun style discovery you made making this film?
Isla Fisher: Using a lot of color in my wardrobe. I’m fairly conservative normally and I just feel like [costume designer] Patricia Fields brought out the color in me. I now love to wear color.