The Hottie And The Nottie is a 2008 American romantic comedy film starring Paris Hilton, Joel Moore, Christine Lakin, and Greg Wilson. It was written by Heidi Ferrer (Dawson's Creek). The film started shooting in January 2007 and was released February 8, 2008. Its first-day earnings were $9,000, and it went on to earn $27,696 on its opening weekend, each theater averaging $249. The film was a critical and financial failure. Hilton also won the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress, making it her third Golden Raspberry Award.
Nate Cooper just cannot get it together with women. But he also cannot forget his first crush, the tall, attractive, blonde Cristabel Abbott, from their time in elementary school. Nate sets out for the beaches of California and meets up with his geeky best friend Arno, whose mother has an unnatural amount of information about Cristabel, and perhaps an unusual relationship with her son.
Cristabel jogs on the beach every day with many suitors trying to catch her eye, including an albino stalker. But she's still single, and there is a reason: Cristabel is still best friends with the same short, unattractive brunette girl whom Nate also knew in elementary school, June Phigg.
Nate reintroduces himself to Cristabel and they hit it off. However, Cristabel refuses to go on a date with Nate unless June has a date as well. Nate sets out to find a boyfriend for June, but guys recoil at the sight of her. One day at the Santa Monica Pier, Johann Wulrich, an attractive dentist who works as a part-time model, appears in their lives. He seems to want to do a makeover on June when he apparently sees her inner beauty. However, Nate believes that Johann is a threat to his shot for Cristabel, since Johann is almost perfect. Eventually, with June dating Johann, Cristabel finally begins dating Nate, per his original plan.
Over the next few weeks, as Nate and June become friends and she emerges from her cocoon, with her face and appearance transforming into that of an attractive woman whose beauty begins to compare with Cristabel, Nate slowly realizes that June may be the girl of his dreams. Nate tells this to Cristabel, who is happy for June. Nate then tries to find June, and finds her, telling her how he feels.
Cristabelle Abbott: Well when you really care about someone, you're willing to overlook their flaws and I just wanted to make sure that you liked me for me.
Nate Cooper: I love midget mimes.
Cristabelle Abbott: A life without orgasms is like a world without flowers.
|Release Date||8 February 2008|
|Tagline||That's hot. That's not.|
|Filming Locations||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Sound Mix||Dolby Digital|
|Film Class||Romantic Comedy|
|Themes||Women's Friendship, Looking For Love, Matchmakers, Schemes and Ruses, Unrequited Love|
|Tones||Madcap, Goofy, Irreverent, Raunchy, Grotesque|