A young actress with an ailing father caught in the web of stripping. (by frftrentdent)
Greg Carter's movie is a skillful interpretation of "Indecent Proposal"and 1934's "Of Human Bondage". He insightfully pulls together the subtle elements of those two films and the rising new star, Ali Cobrin,like Bette Davis, has the exceptional ability to convey thought and emotion without dialogue. Unfortunately, some continuity is lost in the editing. The sequencing of scenes showing the changes in Monica's and Lexus' attitudes could be clearer. Also, Kevin's need for truth about lap dancing should be before his VIP lap dance with Jade Lee in JadeLee <more>
and Lexus' apartment. Also there is a need for a scene with Kevin and Matt after Kevin's roaming scene in the club disrupts Monica's lap dance. For the most part, all of the actors do an admirable job and are believable. There are some diction difficulties and mumbling which is common in most of today's movies. In some places the background music confuses dialogue. Datari Turner's acting debut is perfect in his interpretation of Chicago's manipulative personality. The working title of Monica should be kept since the story is more intellectually subtle, deeper and emotional than a "skin flick" as the title misleadingly suggests. Such is marketing, the art of expedient exaggeration and misdirection!
Highlights why stripping is not a good or positive lifestyle in any way shape or form (by lovettstough)
From a man point of view to look at naked girls just to look is natural & I've been to many strip clubs & I'm sure some of the girls start off innocent like monica did in this one but 99.9 percent of them are seduced & get addicted to drugs whether it be weed or something like that or strong heavy drugs. The guy Chicago if he knows she has a fiance is wrong & a bad person as well for pushing her to cross that line & boundary. People like that are just evil. The strippers who start out innocent & stay innocent are extremely few & far between. When I went to <more>
strip clubs yes the attention was nice but I would never sleep with one & or never even attempt a relationship with one. I was going to start this review by saying it highlights the good & the bad of stripping/strip clubs but there is no good. From the little part I just seen where the evil Chicago said Kevin is a little boy & he is a man well in fact Kevin is the man & Chicago is the little evil boy.