Hottie Is Stone-Cold Awful

Comedy starring Paris Hilton is idiotic and offensive
By Marcia Greenwood,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 8, 2008 9:21 AM CST

(Newser) – Critics are decidedly cool about Paris Hilton's latest movie. The Hottie and the Nottie, in which the hotel heiress plays "The Hottie," is, among many other things, crass, shrill and idiotic, writes Nathan Lee of the Village Voice. In addition, the script, which has Hilton's character trying to find a beau for her gargoyle of a best friend (the "Nottie"), delivers "one of the most anti-feminist messages in recent film history," says Jessica Reaves of the Chicago Tribune.

"To wit: You’re nothing unless you’re 'hot,' and achieving 'hotness' is predicated on an extremely limited set of physical attributes (painfully thin, clear-skinned, doe-eyed, long-haired)." Surprisingly, though, this perfect storm of cinematic badness does have something going for it, writes Rolling Stone's Peter Travers: "It's still better than Fool's Gold."