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Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber
Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber
Actors: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Colin Ferguson, Natassia Malthe, Daniel Roebuck, Stefanie von Pfetten
Director: Dana Lustig
Genres: Comedy, Television
R     2006     1hr 36min

Social satire based on the best-seller by Adele Lang humorously chronicles the life of Katya Livingston, a self-centered, obnoxious and conceited 28-year-old ad sales exec who won't let anything or anyone stand in her way ...  more »

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Actors: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Colin Ferguson, Natassia Malthe, Daniel Roebuck, Stefanie von Pfetten
Director: Dana Lustig
Creators: Chad Oakes, Evan Tylor, Ian R. Smith, Scott W. Anderson, Adele Lang, Eric C. Charmelo, Nicole Snyder
Genres: Comedy, Television
Sub-Genres: Romantic Comedies, All Made-for-TV Movies
Studio: Screen Media
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 02/21/2006
Original Release Date: 03/12/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 03/12/2005
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 36min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 2
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English
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Member Movie Reviews

Callie K. (ballofglitter) from GRAND ISLAND, NE
Reviewed on 5/8/2014...
Very funny movie if you're a drama queen. :)

Movie Reviews

Fun Comedy
Anonymous | Fort Worth, Tx | 11/06/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"People are bashing this movie like it was made to win an Oscar. It's a fun light comedy. It's one of those feel good movies not to be taken seriously. It was cute! Jennifer Love Hewitt was soooo pretty in this movie and her clothes were cute too. Joey Lawrence was also funny. This movie also had a really good soundtrack. It's aimed towards 20-30 something year olds. I recorded it to DVD when it was on Oxygen and loved it so much decided to buy it. Best Buy has it for $8.99. Overall, this is a fun movie."
Cute, funny little movie
Augusta Era Golian | Dallas, TX USA | 12/25/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Light, entertaining comedy of errors. Definitely doesn't take itself too seriously. Amusing reflection on modern values.

Colin Ferguson was good as the down-to-earth counter balance to Jennifer Love Hewitt nutcase."
This Movie is So Wack - True Dat
David B. Isbell | San Diego, CA U.S.A. | 03/30/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I suppose that's why I enjoyed it. The type of personalities most likely to appreciate the off-step and somewhat dry humor of this movie are the types who would also enjoy Amelie, Jimmy Hollywood, Home for the Holidays (the one co-starring Robert Downey Jr.) and perhaps an older film you might not remember: From the Hip.

What you don't get is Caddyshack or Vacation's classic humor or the goofy over-the-top Rocket Man and Happy Gilmore deep belly laughs. Pretty much all this offers is a great way to spend about two hours when you have nothing better to do and something a little weird fits the bill.

Jennifer Love Hewitt delivers an unrealistic yet convincing portrayal of a high class advertising wanna-be while frequently prancing around as eye candy. Her friends are almost in the same boat but have a slightly better idea of where they fit into society - as a bunch of misfits who desperately cling to each other in secluded little eccentric yuppie bars, somewhat like upper class geeks with a Liberaci complex.

Jennifer's character, Katya, manages to dodge responsiblity, evade her co-workers, charge company funds to selfish pleasures, and attempt to fool herself into believing she is a generous humanitarian for supporting an impoverished child in Africa (while poisoning his young little mind with capitalist ideas ;-P) as she plots a deceptive path to commercial stardom. Well...everything eventually catches up to her and when the walls of her imaginary palace come crashing down she discovers that her scemes have miraculously paid off, though not quite the way she had envisioned.

So...if you don't like watered-down, almost tacky stories of dreamers who succeed, as in 1980's Xanadu, then I don't recommend Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber to you. As with many of the films, books and CD's I have critiqued on Amazon (Memoirs of a Geisha, Radio Days, Xanadu, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Spring Moon, etc.) this is definitely a love it or leave it production. There is no middle ground.

By the way...I didn't rate it 5 stars because despite being thoroughly enjoyable, it is a little slow paced with an arguably weak plot."