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The “Confessions of a Shopaholic” House

Apr 12th, 2010 | By | Category: Movie Locations

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While doing some research for my Who’s The Boss? post quite a few months back, I came across this website which chronicles all of the movies that have ever been filmed in the city of Fairfield, Connecticut and just about died when I saw the 2009 flick Confessions of a Shopaholic on the list.  As I’ve mentioned before, I wasn’t all that big a fan of the movie (I actually just re-watched parts of it while making today’s screen captures and have to say that it’s even worse the second time around), but the book that the movie was based on is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE NOVEL OF ALL TIME.  For those of you who have yet to read Confessions of a Shopaholic, please don’t let its craptastic cinematic counterpart scare you off.  The novel is a literary masterpiece – well, for a “chick lit” book, anyway.  😉  But I digress.  Anyway, as luck would have it, fellow stalker Owen just happens to live in the Fairfield area so I had an inkling that he might know the exact location of the main house used in the movie.  And, sure enough, he did!  Owen had come across the home’s address back in 2008 while doing some research on the Leonardo DiCaprio/Kate Winslet film Revolutionary Road, which was also filmed in Fairfield.   And even though he had absolutely no interest in ever seeing Shopaholic, nor did he even know what the movie was about really, he wrote the address down in his stalking files anyway!  And that right there is why we’re friends!  :)     So, because I have no immediate plans to visit the state of Connecticut, I asked Owen if he wouldn’t mind stalking the house for me, which he happily did.  Thank you, Owen!

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In Confessions of a Shopaholic, the residence pictured above belongs to Graham (aka John Goodman) and Jane (aka Joan Cusack), the parents of Becky Bloomwood (aka Isla Fisher), the movie’s heroine.  The house only actually appears in a few brief scenes in the flick and, oddly enough, only a partial view of the exterior is ever shown.

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The home’s front door is the area that got the most screen time in the flick, but even that was featured only very briefly.  I am surprised that the producers didn’t choose to show more of the house onscreen, as it is a SUPER cute abode and actually looks exactly like the type of place I pictured Becky growing up in while reading the book. 

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I am very happy to report that the Confessions of a Shopaholic home looks EXACTLY the same in person as it did onscreen.

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Even the residence’s real life address plaque and mailbox were used in the filming.  SO LOVE IT!  :)

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Filming at the house took place on April 9 of 2008 and I am fairly certain that the interior was also used in the production.  You can see some photographs of the filming taken by a Fairfield, Connecticut resident here.

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Big THANK YOU to Owen for finding this location and stalking it for me!  :)

Until next time, Happy Stalking!  :)

Stalk It: The Confessions of a Shopaholic house is located at 16 Essex Street in Fairfield, Connecticut.  The movie also filmed a scene at Greenwich Point Park, which is located on Tods Driftway, off of Shore Road, in Greenwich, which is about 20 miles west of Fairfield.

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  1. LAVONNA says:

    Never read the book..but saw the movie during a flight..was quite entertaining. Great post..see you in a few days:)

  2. Jacqueline says:

    I LOVE this book, and while Isla Fisher is absolutely adorable, and strikes me as possibly a perfect choice for portraying Becky Bloomwood, I couldn’t believe how many things were completely different in the film. But what a great house!


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