Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber

2005

Comedy / Romance

7
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 38%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 38% · 5K ratings
IMDb Rating 4.7/10 10 2975 3K

Director

Top cast

Jennifer Love Hewitt as Katya Livingston
Joey Lawrence as Ferguson
Zak Santiago as Geoffrey
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782.31 MB
960*720
English 2.0
R
29.97 fps
1 hr 25 min
Seeds 2
1.42 GB
1440*1080
English 2.0
R
29.97 fps
1 hr 25 min
Seeds 18

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by HotToastyRag 6 / 10

Great outfits, what a cutie!

In the same vein of Confessions of a Shopaholic, Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber mainly borrows from the title rather than the plot or type of protagonist. Sure, there are tons of adorable fashion ensembles for Jennifer Love Hewitt to wear, and she narrates her journey as she tries to get ahead in her career, but she doesn't have an addiction problem and she's not particularly endearing.

Instead of being unable to stop shopping and brightening her life with material things, Jennifer just wants to become successful and popular. She's willing to do anything to get one rung higher up, and along the way she meets a gorgeous and wealthy guy: Colin Ferguson. Ladies, he's just as yummy as he is in Cedar Cove, but he doesn't have any complex character to work with. He's simply eye candy. In fact, in one scene, he takes his shirt off in the most random situation ever. It's so random, both he and Jennifer actually giggle at the ridiculousness of it all.

But does anyone popping in this movie actually care at a sensible plot? Probably not. You'll be watching it for Jennifer's cute outfits and to see how she can win success, money, popularity, and an insanely gorgeous guy.

Reviewed by triple8 5 / 10

not the best TV movie out there.

SPOILERS THROUGH:

I didn't much like this one even though Love-Hewett shines as the social climbing Katya. I think the movie had it's moments but by and large it doesn't take itself seriously through most of it and takes itself to seriously at the end. The result is a movie that maybe moderately fun to watch at times, but doesn't ever rise to being really good, mainly because it's trying to be all things(satire, comedy, romance.) I wish it had chosen a direction and stuck to it.

One of the things I really disliked is the whole adopt a child story. This is by and large a comedy and that seems to serious a subject to bring into a comedy/satire. It was rather baffling.

Then there's the movie's comedy overall. The comedic aspects of this movie weren't really all that funny, in fact there was some gross stuff, and many an obnoxious moment as well. One gets the feeling this movie really wanted to be a clever satire on the rich and privileged but it never really becomes original and in a movie like this originality would have been welcomed. I was actually wincing at times, there were a lot of predictable jokes and the humor at many times, fell flat.

The romantic part of the movie didn't make a whole lot of sense since it happened so abruptly and was rather unbelievable but by this point much of the movie is unbelievable so you kind of go with it. Plus, one positive is the two romantic leads do actually have oodles of chemistry and that helps the story.

The speech at the end can be predicted. This is the kind of movie that one might respond to the ending but think "cmon!!" at the same time. Also not much is done with the supporting cast. There's a whole array of fun sassy characters who it would have been fun to see developed and given some type of storyline. Everyone exists as Love-Hewit's costars but Hewitt herself doesn't have a lot to do at first except stomp around buying things and annoying people. So, for me anyway, there's a lot about this movie that fell flat.

That being said, it's still watchable and has some cute moments. But it isn't a movie I'd recommend or say is a must see. I'm always up for satires and comedies but this one didn't quite do it for me. Cheers for Hewitt though, she always rocks! My vote's around 5 out of 10.

Reviewed by Robert_duder 7 / 10

A Funny little TV Number that will leave you smiling

Confessions seemed like a cute little chick flick based on a best selling novel so I gave it a try along with my beautiful girlfriend Sarah. We were both pleasantly surprised in the humorous and well performed low budget TV Film that I think could have easily been released theatrically without many changes at all. It far exceeded some of the other crap I've seen make it to theaters. I have no doubt that part of the film's charm and the reason why it works is female director Dana Lustig. Most certainly a male director could not have pulled off the same level of humor and content that Lustig manages. Definitely made with women in mind, I still enjoyed the humor of a woman who is more or less the most imperfect human being on the planet and gets what's coming to her while still becoming the hero in the end.

Jennifer Love Hewitt is nearly astonishing as the delightfully horrible Katya Livingston. She's shallow, materialistic, self-involved, and not to mention a liar, thief and flakey. Not many take to her with the exception of her gay best friend. This is Hewitt's best role to date I think. She manages to be completely horrible to everyone and yet still be the heroine that you feel sorry for and root for. Colin Ferguson plays her love interest, her love god, Charles Fitz. If nothing else he's any woman's dream man. He's good looking, romantic, sentimental, and sensitive. His performance is good but not stand out. He's more there to be a pretty face and certainly accomplishes that. His chemistry with Hewitt and her character is very good which is something considering how awful her character is. Another surprise and stand out performance is the long missing return of none other than Joey...I mean...Joseph Lawrence...WHOA!! Lawrence plays Hewitt's gay best friend who is searching for love, Ferguson. Although his role is very small he plays gay very well (yes that's a compliment.) This is his best role possibly ever as well. Hewitt and Lawrence have great chemistry as well and he is comedy relief as well. Character actor Daniel Roebuck is great as Hewitt's boss and Sonja Bennett also does a good job in her small role as Eliza, Hewitt's other best friend and co-worker.

The combination of a fun cast that really work well together and a good story that is also tons of fun makes this a nice little TV treat. It won't blow you away but it's fun and it'll surprise you with it's cute little characters. I think I would love to see Hewitt reprise this role again, in fact I think a TV Series or film series would be very profitable. The film is a little bit tasteless and dips into sexual promiscuity and really for Hewitt's character to find redemption is pretty far fetched but it's still worth seeing, especially if you've read the book because I would think it's a worthy follow up to reading the novel. 7/10

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