Although it has its comedic moments, I have a real problem calling this
movie a comedy, although that is how it's classified. To me, it's more of
a romantic drama, with plenty of pathos and sadness mixed in. In the
beginning, you feel a kind of scornful admiration for Nikki (Ashton
Kutcher), who makes his living as a gigolo while holding nothing but
contempt for the women he beds. In the end, you feel sorry for him.
Nikki is a chick magnet, and he enjoys a different woman almost every
night while at the same time living with rich ones who take care of him.
When he spots rich and beautiful lawyer Samantha (Anne Heche), she becomes
the target as his next meal ticket. While living with Samantha, he
continues his conquests, but often returns to Emily (Rachel Blanchard),
who has his long-term friendship but not his love and devotion. To him,
they're just "friends that fuck".
Nikki goes happily forward with his women-laden life until he meets
waitress Heather (Margarita Levieva), who immediately spots him as a
sexual con man....because she is one too. Then something really unforeseen
happens....Nikki realizes he is in love.
The story starts out very lightweight, like a typical dumb sex comedy, and
you'll begin by disliking but admiring Nikki, however, along the way the
tone turns serious and becomes something of a character study, and you'll
probably sympathize with him even as he gets what he undoubtedly deserves.
I found this movie to be much better than I expected. The caps are from
the Blu-ray version.