Will Confessions Of A Shopaholic Bomb In This Economy?

Just six months ago, the “Sex and the City” movie and its crazy-expensive clothes hit theaters. And we ate it up — even the $800+ pair of Manolo Blahnik heels. Oh, how times have changed. Another movie about conspicuous consumption, “Confessions of a Shopaholic,” will come to a theater near you on February 14. In the movie’s short trailer, designer brands get name-checked, and Rebecca Bloomwood (Isla Fisher) goes shopping multiple times. Today, AdAge.com writes about how the movie’s timing sucks. The state of the economy has meant that people actually have to change their shopping habits. Some say Touchstone Pictures will have a hard time marketing the movie, but we say they’ll just have to get creative and reshoot a few scenes. Or, who knows, maybe the market will perk up by February. Anyway, our thoughts on how they could tweak the movie to be a little more in sync with these rough economic times, after the jump.

  • In the movie, one character secures a massive credit line just to show how powerful he is. This part doesn’t really make sense given the credit crunch, so why not have Rebecca date an investment banker who lost his job instead?
  • Rebecca takes a job as an advice columnist for a financial magazine. Touchstone Pictures should offer a daily tip on saving leading up to the film’s release. That way we won’t feel bad splurging on a $12 movie ticket.
  • Several magazines have closed in the last couple weeks. It wouldn’t be far fetched if the one where Rebecca works ceased publication. Then we would really see how resourceful she is.
  • While she’s looking for a new job, Rebecca should sell a large portion of her closet to a designer resale store (or auction it off on eBay) to pay off some of her $9,000 credit card debt. Even shopaholics don’t need 100 pairs of shoes.
  • The movie should end with Rebecca falling in love with a guy she meets in line at the office of unemployment.