Movies: Fortunes of one “fashion victim”
For: Writing ASMODA
“Confessions of a compulsive buyer” an entertaining and luminous history is on a girl, Rebecca Bloomwood (Isla Fisher), who works like economic journalist, although his sleep in fact is to enter the most influential fashionable magazine of New York. Rebecca shares apartment with his best friend, Suze (Krysten Ritter), but it is unable to come in order month and to pay the rent to his friend, because there wears out everything what it gains in expensive clothes. And problem is that it has a "child": she is a compulsive buyer. Although of good heart and healthy intentions of restructuring, it adores the nice things, the debts and the most surprising pledges are accumulated to him in his closet. His voice in off to the beginning of the movie tells that his mother was always buying to him brown pledges so that they lasted, but she, from kidling, it had already discovered that there existed another wonderful world of dressed brilliant and luxurious and beautiful objects.
In the style of “The devil dresses of Prada”, “Sex in New York” and “27 garments”, Manhattan and his exclusive and glamorous shops are the stage for this romantic comedy – small boy finds, girl loses boy, girl recovers boy - fills with life and with truly outstanding aspects, like the sincere friendship between two friends or the familiar values that traslucen in the relation of Rebecca's parents.
The marks are parading the movie for the most privileged pockets, like Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci, Dior, Fendi, Burberry, Cavalli, Versace, Dolce and Gabbana or Vuitton, between many others. The proper protagonist shows wonderful purses and shoes, which it combines with pledges that he acquires also, to blow of poke, in the balances and outlets, mixing colors and pledges with very kitsch esthetics, especially the bridesmaid's horrifying garment in the wedding of his friend. Of that there has taken charge Patricia Field, stylist of “Sex in New York” and of “The devil dresses of Prada”, that shows also elegant holiday garments.
The scriptwriters contribute a very vivacious rhythm that does not droop, with the typical ambiguities and with tender moments, although also the crazy scenes abound up to the histrionics. In some memorable scenes it goes over to the guffaw, as in the "conversation" with the manikins of the shop windows, or the therapy meeting in the Association of Anonymous Compulsive Buyers. Also interesting messages as that come “it is necessary to read the small letter” of the things, which it is not possible to accumulate, or which the sincerity, the honesty and the credibility of the persons is what it counts.
The movie is very entertaining and you will spend a good moment if you are going to see it. Only the coloring that it already has raises the fortitude.
Title: CONFESSIONS OF A COMPULSIVE BUYER
Direction: P. J. Hogan
I distribute: Isla Fisher, Hugh Dancy, Krysten Ritter, Joan Cusack, John Goodman, Leslie Bibb, Kristin Scott Thomas, John Lithgow, Julie Hagerty, Lynn Redgrave, Nick Cornish, Robert Stanton, Victoria Roman.
Script: Tim Firth, Tracey Jackson
Producer: Touchstone Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures Buenavista
Wardrobe: Patricia Field