a bad film, but, all things considered, not a badly acted film. the major problem with this one is that it’s over stylized and under-written. it also portrays heidi fleiss as a somewhat larger than life, tragic figure and she’s neither. she’s a minor celebrity, she was someone to know at the time and for those reasons she may have been important in certain circles, but she was never larger than life. as for the tragic figure portion…gimme a break. the film’s dénouement heartbreakingly sappy – essentially fleiss says that doing time was rough, but that life is a great gift, blah blah blah. i’d recommend watching the nick broomfield documentary on her, if anything. that said, there is some decent acting here. the lead is decent given the material and there are some secondary characters who are well-played, again, given the material.