I saw the movie this afternoon on StarWorld. I didn't see it from the beginning, but I think the movie, which based on a best-seller book by Adele Lang, had a very good message. It tells about the chronicles of Katya Livingston, a self-centered, obnoxious and conceited 28-year-old advertising sales executive who won't let anything or anyone stand in her way in getting to the top of the San Francisco social ladder. It starred Jennifer Love Hewitt as Katya, a cloying, lying advertising executive who is more concerned with being a well known socialite than being a good person.
Despite all critics about Hewitt's acting, who according to some people she didn't fit the ruthless Katya as she is still known mostly from teen dramas and horror movies, I think she did well for the role. Even though I think Hewitt is too sweet of an actress to do a credible job playing a "bad girl", don't you think she doesn't have to be a social climber with a cute face and nice-shape-body she got?
I hate Katya Livingston for being a liar (she lies about her credentials to get the job and many more), animal murderer (she kills his boss' gold fish and iguana by giving them wrong food), and bitchy (she sleeps with her friend's boyfriend).
Nevertheless, she does a good deed too. She sends a package of Rice Roni to her adopted son (whom she adopts to avoid tax inspection) in Uganda, yet making people at the ball respect her. FYI, she is uninvited to the ball but she insists to come, even by climbing the wall with high heels!
The movie is very predictable, for sure, at the end, she reveals everything. Sad but true. It's about social satire which common happens in the society. As for myself, maybe I'd do everything to be a popular socialite. But I realise that being known for a good person is more important than being a fraud for a lifetime.
And guess what? Her real name is Kathy.