Joe Goodman, a sucessful photographer living in a comfortable existence with his wife Rita and their young daughter Samantha, has his life thrown for a curve when he begins an affair with a... See full summary »
Joe Goodman, a sucessful photographer living in a comfortable existence with his wife Rita and their young daughter Samantha, has his life thrown for a curve when he begins an affair with a young, attractive exotic dancer/dominatrix named Wendy whom he meets at a friend's bachelor party. Wendy introduces Joe to her fast life of S&M and erotica which brings out Joe's carnal urges but eventually threatens his married life that he already has. Written by
Kristoffer Tabori whose career easily could have taken the path of teen idol back in his salad days got his first notice with the randy teen sex comedy Making It. Fortunately he was better than all of that and has lasted in the profession because of it.
So it must have been a bit of nostalgia that made him want to try another film about sex almost thirty years after Making It. Wildly Available casts Tabori as an ostensibly happily married art gallery owner with wife Jane Kacmarek and daughter Suzanne Crane. Tabori is a recovering alcoholic so he has an addictive personality.
So something is triggered in him when he sees the wildly erotic Jennifer Sommerfield at a stag party for one of his colleagues. Some bad and crude behavior by one of the guests, an occupational hazard for that profession, sends Sommerfield storming off. Tabori follows and he just becomes obsessed with her.
Much as I like Kristoffer Tabori's work on the big and small screen, I never really could get into the characters here. Face it, he's a guy who just wants it all, family, gallery, and mistress. She's a dominatrix by trade and the two of them have that kind of relationship with each being the dominant one at different intervals.
Some have compared Wildly Available with The Last Tango In Paris, but I didn't like The Last Tango In Paris and wasn't crazy about Wildly Available.
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