This movie makes some points about how easy it is to get into credit card debt, and how shopping can be an addiction as much as drinking or gambling can be. Not that this is not a comedy. Isla Fisher plays Rebecca Bloomwood and she does have very good comic timing. One scene features her boss, Luke Brandon (Hugh Dancy), presenting her with a fan as a gift to dance with at a party they attend. Rebecca’s inexperience at dancing with a fan shows when she makes all kinds of appropriate and inappropriate moves with the fan.
There are some nice points which the film makes in addition to the need to spend carefully. Rebecca has to eat some humble pie as she hurts some of the closest people in her life. However, she is a changed young woman by film’s end. Unfortunately, there is a scene in the film which features her friend sleeping with her boyfriend before their wedding day, and therefore we are unable to award our Dove Seal to the movie. We are always disappointed when a film narrowly misses receiving the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal and this is the case here.