Director P.J. Hogan made his name helming Muriel's Wedding
and My Best Friend's Wedding
, a pair of "You Go Girl!" comedies that, on the surface, popped with chick-flick enthusiasm. Thankfully, Hogan made sure that his main characters' darker qualities -- their neediness and insecurities -- shaped their relationship problems just as much as their love for ABBA and Burt Bacharach did. That darkness made those films something special, but Hogan leaves the darkness behind in Confessions of a Shopaholic
. He turns a blind eye to the selfishness of his main character -- bubbly, clothes-crazy Manhattanite Rebecca Bloomwood (Isla Fisher) -- and the result...