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The Center of the World (2001)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 18 May 2001 (Italy)
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A couple checks into a suite in Las Vegas. In flashbacks we see that he's a computer whiz on the verge of becoming a dot.com millionaire, she's a lap dancer at a club. He's depressed, ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Longman
Karry Brown ...
Lap Dancer
Pandora Stripper
Mel Gorham ...
Lisa Newlan ...
Porn Site Woman
Jason McCabe ...
Pete (as Jason Mccabe Calacanis)
Travis Miljan ...
Dog Owner
Jerry Sherman ...
Old Man
Taxi Driver
Brian Pivano
Robert Lefkowitz ...
Motel Manager
John Lombardo ...


A couple checks into a suite in Las Vegas. In flashbacks we see that he's a computer whiz on the verge of becoming a dot.com millionaire, she's a lap dancer at a club. He's depressed, withdrawing from work, missing meetings with investors. He wants a connection, so he offers her $10,000 to spend three nights with him in Vegas, and she accepts with conditions: four hours per night of erotic play, and no penetration. During the days in Vegas, they get to know each other, have fun, meet a friend of hers; at night, at least after the first night, things seem to get complicated. Is mutual attraction stirring? Will they play by their rules? Can it be about more than money? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

18 May 2001 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

A világ közepe  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$67,809 (USA) (20 April 2001)


$1,096,037 (USA) (13 July 2001)

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1.85 : 1
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When Jerri is yelling at Florence in the hotel room, the crew and equipment are reflected in the mirror. See more »


Florence: You can't buy my feelings, you can't pay to make me love you.
Richard Longman: But we are people, aren't we? And people feel things, don't they?
Florence: I'm your whore.
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References Random Harvest (1942) See more »


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Filmic Art in Digital
2 June 2003 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

To the best of my knowledge "The Center of the World" was shot on a digital camera. If this is the case, then that was a very wise choice for the material and tone of the same. "The Center of the World" is an intellectual adult's version of "Pretty Woman" (although, I couldn't help but notice a few similarities to Egoyam's "Exotica"). On the most basic level is where we leave "Pretty Woman", however. This film is definitely not for all tastes, but that would be a loss for those folks. "The Center of the World" has a lot to say about human sexuality, loneliness, and money and the simple link between them in this modern-age. It's about the loss of human contact and connection between people in the same room; it's about perception and misjudgment. Additionally, there's a very primal ritual running through the sex scenes in this film that speaks volumes about human evolution versus technological evolution. There's a lot here and I don't want to ruin it for anyone by continuing my rant.

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