Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber Aug 31, 2010 20:19:05 GMT -5
Post by StevePulaski on Aug 31, 2010 20:19:05 GMT -5
Jennifer Love Hewitt is Kayta in Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber.
Jennifer Love Hewitt has always been the beautiful face I looked when watching an episode of the Drama Ghost Whisperer and the lady I always thought was never the greatest actress, but an actress with large potential in some projects. This is not one of them. Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber not only makes up it's own words, but pretty much uses every character/plot point we've seen in a Romantic Comedy, a straight forward Comedy, or a plain Drama. Her character is not only impossible to like, but also a bore and a plain drag to see on screen. Being a TV movie with the minimum length requirement of 85 minutes I thought to myself not to approach this movie in a hard way, but I have too. Its horrible and a dread to watch.
While trying to be funny, it fails, and while trying to be smart, it's dumb. It can never be what it wants. Every character in this movie is a one dimensional mess who was taken straight out of another movie. Jennifer Love Hewitt's character makes you feel you're losing brain cells every time she comes on screen and her over the top, Prima Donna attitude gets incredibly annoying and almost makes it hard to concentrate. While the story is majorly cliche, so is, well, everything else in this jumbled up mess of a movie. Airing on Oxygen, this movie is clear not to have a big budget, but even lower budget films can do better than this. Confessions prove even TV films are less tolerable than bad mainstream ones.
Katya Livingston (Hewitt) is an unlikable Prima Donna who has everything anybody could want, but she still wants more. After hearing about a party that "anybody who's anybody will be at" she can't resist but to somehow bumble her way and show some cleavage to get an invite. She pesters everyone and sucks up to anybody who can get her one step closer to the golden key invite to the party. In the meantime, she slacks on her job as an advertising executive promoting different shampoo products and currently promoting on "The San Francisco Treat" Rice-a-Roni. She loses touch on that to become more focused on her "current dream" of getting the invite.
The "spoiled bitch" attitude gets old and tiresome. When making the protagonist unlikable the whole film and even when giving an apology to people she's hurt, still makes her the most hated person on the screen, its a wonder why we should focus or even give the slightest damn why she's in her position. Why do we care about some "I'm so pretty, you can't get me!" girl when one of the other characters could have had a better movie. Jennifer Love Hewitt's role is lackluster beyond belief making it a wonder why someone of her talent was chosen to play such a low grade, zero part.
There isn't a ton to say about Confessions other than it's a lame, Oxygen TV film. Just because this one has no attract factor doesnt mean other TV films are the same. Lifetime originals like Lost Holiday: The Jim & Suzanne Shemwell Story and Girl, Positive are some of my favorites as far as Television films go and those are so well written they should have been in theaters. Confessions is a bitter movie with low grade acting and a story line to wake the dead. A stuck up girl who for once in a life can't have something she wants? We havent seen that before, oh no!
Starring: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Colin Ferguson, Natassia Malthe, Joseph Lawrence, and James Kirk. Directed by: Dana Lustig.