Wednesday, February 06, 2008


The Hottie and the Nottie
Fool's Gold

Sometimes it’s the title, and sometimes the star—but in the case of The Hottie and the Nottie, both affect the perception of the movie as a zestfully lightheaded affair. The marketing gods haven’t lied to you, but they have fudged some of the details. Paris Hilton plays the same brainless set of curves that her media-saturated persona implies, but the doltish image nearly works in the context of this acutely slight romantic comedy. I wouldn’t say it’s particularly good, but certain measured elements of the genre create something surprisingly passable.

Read the rest of the review in New York Press...


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