In Confessions of a Shopaholic, Rebecca Bloomwood sits with her editor, Luke Brandon, in front of the live studio audience of a morning talk show. Promoting her popular articles as the Girl with the Green Scarf, she mentions her inspirations in writing financial advice for non-business professionals. The audience laughs and claps as she captures their affection. Sensing their enthusiasm, the show's host opens the floor for questions. A hand rises. Rebecca cringes. Derek Smeath, a city debt collector, rises from the audience. "I'm having trouble with debt," he says, "Miss Bloomwood's debt." Her shock turns to fear. Luke attempts to defend her, yet his defense only highlights her lies. As the debt collector lists her debt, the crowd turns. Where they once laughed with her, they now laugh at her. Even Luke becomes speechless and withdrawn. Rebecca's integrity and credibility as a reporter is gone in an instant. —Jim L. Wilson and Aaron Huntley
- Confessions of a Shopaholic, directed by P.J. Hogan (2009, Burbank, CA: Buena Vista, 2009), 01:13:04-01:16:08.
Though we try to keep our sins secret, eventually they become known and damage our relationships and testimony as believers.
2 Samuel 12:12 (HCSB) “You acted in secret, but I will do this before all Israel and in broad daylight.”