Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on February 2010
A sexy, amoral, and slightly dull LA gigolo (Ashton Kutcher) has for years used somewhat older, significantly richer women to get lodging in the Hollywood hills, Mercedes-level transportation and swank party pads. Then he falls for a female social counterpart and loses his mojo. This is the closest Kutcher has come to acting—maybe because it’s a rare, non-doofus role—but don’t consider that a rave. Anne Heche is tremendous in a sympathetic cougar role. Promising for a while, then it goes all predictable, then dull, and ultimately fails as the social commentary/satire I think it was trying to be.