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Paul Linfesty
Phenomenal Film Handler

Posts: 1381
From: Bakersfield, CA, USA
Registered: Nov 1999


 - posted 11-08-2006 02:45 AM      Profile for Paul Linfesty   Email Paul Linfesty   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
This is a great first date movie. While it deals with the easiness with which people connect physically/sexually, it shows the difficulty in making emotional connections in the society we live in. Yes, the sex is real (including the so-called "money shots") but never feels exploitative. Even though using amateur actors, there is a stark reality to the performances and dialog. And the ending actually adds a glimmer of hope to the future of relationships, leaving one with a very romantic feeling.

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Edwin Sheldon
Film Handler

Posts: 95
From: Mobile, AL, USA
Registered: Sep 2006


 - posted 11-08-2006 01:11 PM      Profile for Edwin Sheldon   Email Edwin Sheldon   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
A great first date movie that includes money shots? [Eek!]

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Dan Lyons
Jedi Master Film Handler

Posts: 698
From: Seal Beach, CA
Registered: Sep 2002


 - posted 11-10-2006 01:01 AM      Profile for Dan Lyons   Email Dan Lyons   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I LOVE this film. Definately one of the best pictures I've seen this year. I actually did take a 1st date to it. Paul's review is right on target.
[thumbsup]

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John Koutsoumis
Master Film Handler

Posts: 261
From: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Registered: Aug 2003


 - posted 11-14-2006 04:20 AM      Profile for John Koutsoumis   Email John Koutsoumis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Not bad.
Though it's not my kind of film.
Worth checking if you are curious. Noticing a fair few senior citizens going for this one (mostly male). But it's all good no harm in that.

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