Confessions of a Shopaholic—Touchstone Pictures (Blu-ray)

Video: 4.25/5
Audio: 4.5/5
Extras: 3.5/5

Living in glamorous New York, Becky desperately wants a job writing for a high-fashion magazine. She gets her stilettos in the door when she gets a job writing a personal finance column at a sister publication. Much to her surprise, her column, "The Girl In The Green Scarf," not only becomes a hit, but she falls head over high heels for her overworked yet handsome boss. But Becky has a secret that leads to some hilarious high jinks that could unravel it all.

This is a departure from the typical Bruckheimer films we see so much, but overall it was a pretty fun comedy. The film delves into the addiction of fashion shopping and delivers some quirky performances from the whole cast. While not quite my cup of tea, I never got bored, which is more than I can say from most of these types of comedies.

Disney continues to deliver strong HD presentations and this is no exception. Depth and detail are exceptional through most of the film, though I did notice a bit of softness toward the beginning of the film. Lower contrast scenes can look a tad flat. Color pops off the screen though with lots of vivid hues and plenty of eye candy. Dimensionality is strong for the most part with only a couple of scenes coming up a bit short. Overall though this is a very sharp presentation that is bright and punchy.

The DTS-Master Audio soundtrack is good and what I would expect from this type of film. Plenty of pop tunes to liven up the soundstage and decent dynamic range. The film’s dialogue is all devoid of noise and imaging is solid throughout. The surrounds do a nice job with the atmosphere but the mix isn’t very heavy in spatial design.

Extras include a few production featurettes and quite the selection of music videos. You’ll also find some deleted scenes and bloopers. Like most recent Disney releases, a digital copy is also included.

While fun for what it is, this comedy didn’t impress me much. But the Blu-ray presentation is strong so if you’re a fan of the genre, it is worth looking into.

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