4 stars completely on the merits of fun celebrity excess. The smarminess of Phillipe and Gellar in this film are positively magnetic and whenever this is on cable I feel compelled to watch it, not even as a guilty pleasure. Just pleasure, and thats why I relish this film.
One of the films that defined the shallow and materiallistic generation which I am part of. It is elegantly shot, features a perfect cast and a great soundtrack and it is also quite faithful to the source material. A true guilty pleasure!
It's so bad that I'm almost positive it was on purpose. Unfortunately that really only works if you strike the delicate balance of taking the bad far enough yet not not too far. Like Showgirls does for instance.