This was kind of boring. The first part is excruciatingly uninvolving but it powers ahead because of compelling performances from Naomi Watts and Sean Penn. When the movie starts getting interesting, it then ends too soon.
Gemma Arterton is a hot star. This could have been her breakthrough role if the film was a little saucier but it settles for a little flame. The sex comedy is sharper than your usual fare and its Brit humor at its most accessible to outsiders but at times, all the plot twists don't appear to have any direction. Still, it's never less than entertaining.
I did not watch this on Lifetime but I saw it anyway. I actually think Jennifer Love Hewitt is a pretty hot thing and her "acting" is notches above Jessica Simpson who I kept imagining in this role. This is about a desperate young housewife who finds her family sinking into poverty and decides to prostitute herself, gets a coke problem and eventually gets caught and televised. None of the spoilers will actually hurt your experience here anymore than watching the flick itself and although you could do plenty worse with your afternoon than seeing this, The Client List is still kind of awful.
I'm probably the only person who thinks that Katie Holmes' performance in Pieces of April still holds such merit that it forgives any sort of craziness with her husband. I always thought she was the most soulful element of Dawson's Creek. Sad that she wasted it by cohabiting with Tom Cruise. This film is not good enough to be considered a comeback but it's nevertheless a step back into sane acting. This is basically Margot At the Wedding meets Rachel Getting Married meets something annoying. Still, there are some great dialogue and good acting from Katie Holmes and that Sookie chick from True Blood.