Big question: The perfect pair of shoes, the tops that don't feel quite right, the dressing room drama: Can a non-shopaholic enjoy a film entirely about shopping?
Catch it: Holly (Victoria Foyt) needs to come up with $40,000 to save her boutique in a plot that seems to be heading towards (but, rest assured, avoids) a bikini-salesgirls-save-the-day finale. "Going Shopping" respects the thrill of a great find while politely poking mallrats who let the hunt rule their lives.
Skip it if: Fashion talk sends you running for the food court. "Going Shopping" includes so many mentions of purses, dresses, sweaters and hats you might buy out Taco Bell.
Bottom line: Whether or not you're a compulsive buyer, the film's enthusiasm is as exhausting as the purchase process itself. Still, "Going Shopping" is as breezy as window-shopping and reminds us that, in both shopping and love, everyone has buyer's remorse and few items fit right.
Bonus: "It's like sex, only at the end of the day you have something to show for it other than a cigarette." Enough said.
Directed and edited by Henry Jaglom; written by Victoria Foyt, Jaglom; photographed by Hanania Baer; production designed by John Mott; music and lyrics by Harriet Schock; produced by Judith Wolinsky. A Rainbow Film Co. /Revere Entertainment release; opens Friday. Running time: 1:46. MPAA rating: PG-13 (for brief strong language).
Holly G. - Victoria Foyt
Miles - Rob Morrow
Winnie - Lee Grant
Coco - Mae Whitman
Adam - Bruce Davison
Quinn - Jennifer Grant
Lisa - Cynthia Sikes