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The Hottie & the Nottie 2008

Nate moves to L.A. to track down Cristabel, the woman he's been in love with since childhood, only to discover that his plan to woo her only has one hurdle to overcome: what to do with June, Cristabel's ever-present, not-so-hot best friend? What's even more complicating is Nate's growing feelings for June, whose true beauty starts to emerge...

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Hottie and the Nottie: Paris Hilton Guy Shy

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"You won't be saying, 'That's hot'."

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Dear Anyone Involved With I Know Who Killed Me,

I apologize for saying you guys had made the worst movie ever. In fact, I was wrong. That honor goes to anyone involved with The Hottie & the Nottie. Holy self-worshipping pile of horsecrap.
I couldn't even sit through the whole movie. When it come to clich
Escape from the worries of everyday life - from bills - from bad news - from politics - from work - from every distressing thing on the planet.

That is escapism. That is what stupid movies are for.

A stupid movie staring Paris Hilton? It becomes distressing to watch, and that defeats the purpose of making the stupid movie in the first place.

She's part of the problem - one of the distressing elements of everyday life.

She's not welcome in my movie theater - not in the audience, and certainly not on the movie screen. I went into that dark theater to leave her vapid memory behind. The last thing I need is more of her, there, inside the theater - in my refuge from the world she unjustly dominates.
The reviews on this are some of the worst I have ever seen. It isn't great, but it just isn't that bad. I thought the story was good, it had a good moral to it and I enjoyed the acting, even Paris Hilton was decent. I liked it. I am certain I will get a good share of nasty messages for saying that though....

The Hottie and the Nottie

That Paris Hilton is listed as an executive producer in the credits of The Hottie and the Nottie isn't surprising, since the film basically exists as a shrine to her beauty. She plays-get this-the most sought-after girl in L.A., and-get this-she's as sweet and kind-hearted as can be. If you can get past that stretch of the imagination, you might be surprised to find that The Hottie and the Nottie is not as bad as its reputation suggests. Unfortunately, it's still very, very, very bad, but it's too painfully mediocre to be as memorably awful as you may be hoping.

That doesn't, however, mean the film isn't a chore to sit through, because it is. It begins with a premise that is not only creepy and pathetic but predictable and hackneyed. Nate Cooper (Joel David Moore) is unlucky in love, and after his newest relationship fails, he decides to track down Cristabelle Abbott (Hilton), the prettiest girl in his first grade class. Anyone who's still fantasizing about a grade school crush has serious issues, but never mind: Nate runs into Cristabelle, who is as angelic as ever, and, whaddaya know, they hit it off just great.

But there's a catch. See, since Cristabelle is such a selfless humanitarian, she's the only friend of a hideously ugly girl named June Phigg (Christine Lakin, who is gorgeous in real life), whose bad skin, thinning hair, decayed teeth and diseased toenails take up almost as much screen time as Hilton does. And Cristabelle feels so bad about June's inability to find romance that she refuses to date anybody until her friend gets a date. Naturally, Nate tries to find June a boyfriend, and in the process discovers that not only is June seriously beautiful beneath her grimy exterior but that he's also a perfect match for her.

This is seriously lazy, sitcom-level stuff. The only reason The Hottie and the Nottie was financed, filmed and released is that it stars Paris Hilton, who is famous simply because so many people love to hate her. She has no business being involved in this or any movie, as an actress, as a producer, as a background extra. Her performance here is embarrassing; she's so awkward and stilted, you get the impression that the rest of the cast performed without her and she was added in during post-production. At least her sparkle lip gloss photographs well.
Not nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be. Paris Hilton has zero acting ability. Her acting involves looking sad, happy, and content. Nothing else. Plus the film tries to make Hilton this "perfect" girl and its absolutely ridiculous.
It wasn't as bad as most people made it out to be. But, bad acting and a cliche plot made for a below satisfactory movie.
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I was curious about this one, especially with the horrible reviews it received. Its not a good movie but it is also NOT nearly as bad as previous people have said. Pretty much what you expect (there's nothing new or surprising here) but like I said, it is NOT the total crapfest that I read about. I was actually able to sit through this movie, unlike some others I've seen in the past year (for example: Epic Movie, License to Wed, Norbit and Unaccompanied Minors come to mind).
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