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Writer (WGA):
Heidi Ferrer (written by)
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21 February 2008 (Russia) See more »
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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. | Add synopsis »
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As stupid and vein as it is disgusting, and this movie is nearly vomit inducing. See more (102 total) »


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Paris Hilton ... Cristabel Abbott

Joel David Moore ... Nate Cooper

Christine Lakin ... June Phigg

Johann Urb ... Johann Wulrich

Adam Kulbersh ... Cole Slawsen
The Greg Wilson ... Arno Blount

Marianne Muellerleile ... Mrs. Blount

Kathryn Fiore ... Jane

Scott Prendergast ... Randy - Creepy Albino Guy

Morgan Rusler ... Stan - 'Marry Me' Guy

Ryan Alvarez ... Extremely Unattractive Guy

Erin Cardillo ... Yoga Teacher

Samantha Bailey ... Little Girl

Jeremy Scott Johnson ... Little Girl's Dad

Gino Anthony Pesi ... Cheesy Guy

Karley Scott Collins ... Young Cristabel
Caleb Guss ... Young Nate

Kurt Doss ... Young Arno
Alessandra Daniele ... Young June

Joe Gieb ... Midget Mime
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Don Abernathy ... Man on the Pier (uncredited)

Walter Delmar ... Geek (uncredited)
Lydia Grote ... Little Girl (uncredited)

Marcus Lindsey ... Evil Konieval (uncredited)

Alexandra Nowak ... Yoga Patron (uncredited)

Shadii ... Club Goer (uncredited)

Evan Shields ... Club Patron (uncredited)

Mario Simone ... Elvis (uncredited)
Lorraine Smith ... Herself (uncredited)
Brianna Tatiana ... Female Club Patron (uncredited)
Henry Fleming Wood ... Club Patron 2 (uncredited)

Directed by
Tom Putnam 
Writing credits
Heidi Ferrer (written by)

Produced by
Kenneth Burke .... line producer
Craig Chapman .... co-producer
Roger Crotti .... co-producer
Jeffrey Geller .... associate producer
Paris Hilton .... executive producer
Grace M. Lee .... co-producer
Isaac Lekach .... associate producer
Joshua Lekach .... co-producer (as Josh Lekach)
Myles Nestel .... producer
Victoria Nevinny .... producer
Neal Ramer .... producer
Hans G. Syz .... executive producer
Original Music by
David E. Russo 
Cinematography by
Alex Vendler 
Film Editing by
Jeff Malmberg 
Jim Miley  (as James Miley)
Casting by
Sunday Boling 
Meg Morman 
Production Design by
John Larena 
Art Direction by
Helen Harwell 
Set Decoration by
Peggy Paola 
Costume Design by
Christopher Lawrence 
Makeup Department
Merribelle Anderson .... hair stylist
Tracey Anderson .... makeup artist
Lisa Collins .... makeup artist
Christine Curry .... key hair stylist
Sara De Pue .... makeup artist (as Sara DePue)
Tracey Henton .... makeup artist
Dugg Kirkpatrick .... department head hair stylist
Calvin Scott .... key makeup artist
Randy Westgate .... makeup department head (as Randy S. Westgate)
Production Management
Kenneth Burke .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Merry Chen .... second second assistant director
Michael D. Gillis .... second assistant director
Matt Kutcher .... second unit director
John Lind .... first assistant director
Art Department
Justin Blecha .... leadman
Sarah Geller .... assistant property master
Andrew Guinn .... set dresser
Dallas Richard Hallam .... on-set dresser
Jason E. Hatfield .... swing gang
Tony Howell .... set dresser
Monique D. McCarthy .... art production assistant
Matt Pennington .... construction coordinator
Jeffrey K. Shu .... carpenter
Dick Smart .... lead scenic
Sound Department
Mary Jo Devenney .... sound mixer
David S. DiPietro .... sound recordist
Paul Drenning .... adr mixer
Shelik Fernandez .... assistant sound editor
Stephen Fitzmaurice .... adr mixer
Stephen Fitzmaurice .... foley mixer
Stephen Fitzmaurice .... sound re-recording mixer
Jon Hicks .... utility sound
Michael Mullane .... supervising sound editor
Donald Murray .... dialogue editor
Marcus Ricaud .... sound utility
Special Effects by
Matt Kutcher .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Kelly Sandefur .... visual effects supervisor
Robin Lynn Bonaccorsi .... stunt player (as Robin Bonaccorsi)
Rocky Capella .... stunt coordinator
Tawny Ellis .... stunt player (as Tawny Lehman)
Donna Evans .... stunt player
Thomas M. Ficke .... stunt player (as Tom Ficke)
Jeremy Fitzgerald .... stunt player
Oakley Lehman .... stunt player
Jeffrey McDancer .... stunt player (as Jeff McDancer)
Anthony Molinari .... stunt player
Rex Reddick .... stunt coordinator
Jimmy Romano .... stunt player
Ray Siegle .... stunt player (as Ray Siegel)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ryan Joblin Allen .... electrician
Patti Arpaia .... still photographer
Mark J. Coyne .... Steadicam operator
Eric Felland .... lighting technician
Jonathan Goldfisher .... second assistant camera
Chris Heinrich .... first assistant camera
Leo Ibanez .... grip
Eric Larson .... grip
Scott M. Leonard .... grip
Ryan McCoy .... gaffer
Isaac McKee .... lighting technician
Seth Orozco .... second assistant camera
Sean Piper .... grip
Dan Preiser .... grip
Nicholas Rini .... dolly grip
Andrew Robison .... grip
Robin Rudenberg .... additional camera loader (as Robin Morton)
Joseph Ruiz .... key grip (as Joe Ruiz)
Victoria Tidmarch .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Brandon Trost .... cinematographer: second unit
Alpheus Underhill .... best boy grip
Wade Whitley .... additional second camera operator
Wade Whitley .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Sean Peacock .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Vanessa Portillo .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Annie Garrity .... costume supervisor
Laura Neeff .... costume shopper
Rachel Parkin .... key set costumer
Editorial Department
Joshua Duncan .... assistant editor
George Koran .... telecine colorist
Naomi Spiro .... first assistant editor
Chris DeLaGuardia .... color timer (uncredited)
Music Department
David Hopkins .... score vocalist
Christopher Violette .... music editor (as Chris Violette)
Christopher Violette .... music supervisor (as Chris Violette)
Jon D'Uva .... music mixer (uncredited)
Jon D'Uva .... music recordist (uncredited)
Bob B. Melanson .... musician (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Steve Zerweck .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Ryan Bartlett .... dance consultant
Steve Berman .... completion bond
Brendan Early .... assistant production coordinator
Federico Ferreri .... production assistant
Eliza Heiman .... assistant: Ms. Hilton
Teresa Jolene Lee .... set production assistant
Nila Neukum .... script supervisor
Danielle Ordway .... stand-in
Rick Pfaff .... private security: Ms. Hilton
Megan Schmidt .... set production assistant
Tim Stevenson .... dance consultant
Aviv Surkin .... key location assistant
Michael C. Thomas .... production financing
Joel Tokarsky .... first assistant accountant
Mike Tsucalas .... key set production assistant
Christianne Valdes .... consultant: yoga
Lisa Womble .... set production assistant
Adam D. Wright .... distribution executive (uncredited)

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Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content
91 min
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Did You Know?

When the film was released in the United Kingdom, it was advertised as "The Number One Film." Smaller print revealed that it was #1 in the Internet Movie Database's Bottom 100, which was true at the time.See more »
Continuity: When they eat dinner on Johann's picnic table, Johann's mole is on the left side of his face. When someone says "Have you ever done any modeling? You have unbelievable bone structure", Johann's mole is on the right side of his face.See more »
Cristabelle Abbott:Well when you really care about someone, you're willing to overlook their flaws and I just wanted to make sure that you liked me for me.See more »
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63 out of 84 people found the following review useful.
As stupid and vein as it is disgusting, and this movie is nearly vomit inducing., 21 June 2008
Author: Tommy Nelson from Long Beach, California

It's obvious a movie that's sole claim to fame is that it stars Paris Hilton is not going to be a masterpiece. In fact, it seems every movie Paris Hilton stars in ends up being a horrible mess, and this is no exception. The Hottie and the Nottie...let's just think about what a stupid and conceited title that is. When Paris Hilton was offered the role as "The Hottie" she should have turned it down, not just because the script felt like it was written by a 10 year old, but because she is playing "The Hottie". That sounds so conceited, especially since Paris Hilton isn't all she seems to think she is. The title is also stupid, and sounds about as mature as the actual script is, which is the maturity you might find in an elementary school bathroom.

Nate Cooper (Joel Moore, who seems to be a mixture of John Heder and Mike White) is dumped by his girlfriend and decides to go to Los Angeles to find and date Christabelle Abbot (Paris Hilton), the girl he was attracted to in the first grade. Christabelle is apparently so attractive that every time she goes jogging, all males stop their activities to stare at her mouth agape. He ends up becoming friends again with her, but she can't go out with him because she made a pact with her not so attractive best friend June Phigg (Christina Lakin). Nate tries to set up guys with June to get with Christabelle. As June begins to get procedures done to her to make her less ugly, Nate begins to become more attracted to her.

I believe earlier I said that June Phigg was not so attractive. Well that's an understatement. The make-up people made the normally attractive Christina Lakin as nasty looking as possible, with black and green teeth stubs, a balding head, and a terrible case of halitosis. Several times I had to turn away from the screen when they would base the humor around June's hideousness, because I felt like I was going to throw up.

The script is bad, unfunny, and along with that shows no development in character whatsoever. Nate begins to fall for June, but not until after she becomes pretty. Before that, he shows no interest in her at all. He didn't even like her personality, he cares simply about looks, so if any of the female characters were like him, they would be running for the hills from this doofy looking guy. In a romantic comedy (I guess you can call this that, despite the lack of romance or humor), you'd expect there to be someone looking for their true love, but not here. It's all about looks in this superficial waste of time. Also Nate is always lying to make himself seem hipper, and ends up seeming like an unfunny version of Seinfeld's George Costanza, mixed with a lobotomized Napolean Dynamite. The plot also makes little sense. This guy had a crush on this girl in the first grade, then moved. Who the heck keeps a crush on a girl he only knew for less than a year, that barely even knew him. He thinks back to his time in elementary school and really wants to see her...she was a little girl. It's almost pedophilic.

The acting is all around bad. Joel Moore is by far the best actor, and he doesn't even deserve to play extras in community theater. Paris Hilton has an annoying flirtatious delivery of each line, and I don't think that she was told to act this way, this is just her natural acting abilities. Christina Lakin also has very poor acting abilities, but also didn't really need any. Her role is to be there and look as nasty as possible, then later to look pretty. She has few lines in comparison to the two untalented leads, especially Joel who spouts out stupid lines every 2 seconds. The back-up cast is also terrible, including one guy, who plays Nate's stupid friend, who thinks he is so cool, he's credited as The Greg Wilson, after all it's super cool to put a "The" in front of your name.

I watched this movie, because I thought it might be one of those "So bad it's funny" experiences that you enjoy laughing about later with friends. This is not one of those movies. It's just bad, no wait, it's just terrible. The movie's sense of the humor is so bad, it actually almost made me feel sorry for the writer. If she thought what she was writing was good at all, then she is either completely delusional, or she might have a mental problem. I hope Heidi Ferrer, writer of this film, along with a few episodes of Dawson's Creek, will write a masterpiece and just leave this as a blemish on her booming career, but in the future not force contrived slop on the viewing public with any more screenplays like this.

Now, onto the positives. The camera direction wasn't bad. It was kind of flashy and nice looking at times. The beach this was shot at looked like it would be nice to go for a dip at. I guess that counts as a positive. Paris Hilton plays a terrible character, but at least she's a kind hearted one. And that's all I can think of.

If you can't tell, I hated this movie with a passion, and from it's current ranking of number 10 in the bottom 100, I can tell other people share my views on this cinematic massacre.

My rating: BOMB out of ****. 88 mins. PG-13 for language, and crude humor.

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