Why Do They Call It Love When They Mean
from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)
Spanish must have a different perspective from many of the rest of us,
certainly different from they way we plebeians in North America look at
imagine a Hollywood story about a rich kid who falls in love with a
"live porn" star, and becomes her partner in live sex shows?
They try to hide it from his snobby parents, she finally decides that
the wedding is off because he's too immature, but he eventually goes
after her, and they end up making romantic love - in her peep-show
booth, on Christmas Eve, in front of a dozen masturbating guys!!!
Forqué shows her breasts once without any covering, and twice
beneath a sheer top.
players, strippers and peep show girls, show their bosoms.
There is actually substantial nudity in this film.
factor that makes the film so unusual is that everything is treated as
sweet and innocent throughout the film. Examples:
- The porn stars are
just like secretaries, except with different office hours and
different work clothes.
- The plot has the
requisite mistaken identity gags. I guess you need to know that
his parents are from high society. His dad is a psychologist, and a
prominent university dean. They haven't seen their son in four
years, so he does not plan spice their reunion by telling mom and dad of his new porn
career, so he introduces his girlfriend to them with false
credentials. While he is out of the room, the porn girl tells his parents (falsely) that she is pregnant. He comes back. She says to him "I told
them the truth". Needless to say, he thinks this means that she's confessed to
his parents that they are porn stars. He's really nonplussed when his mom
comes over and says "I'm so happy, and so proud of you"!
Mom and dad are so thrilled to be grandparents that they don't even
seem to notice when their grandchild is a dark-skinned Algerian child, even
though their son has a fairly light complexion, and mom is blond!
||It's a really cute
little piece of romantic fluff, but I don't see any audience for it in
- American guys will like
all the flesh, but will see through
that and realize it is really a "girly" movie at heart.
- American women would
love the movie if the girl were a waitress or something else
besides a porn star. I think the guys jerking off in the background would spoil the
Christmas Eve romance for most women.
But let me soften
all that by saying that I liked the movie quite a bit, and I thought
the final scene was quite rhapsodic. Even the hardened peep show
denizens were swept away by the sheer depth of the love they were
- With their
votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters
score it 6.6.
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a C+. It is a cute film, but read the
plot summary carefully before you determine whether it is for
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