An aspiring young writer (Jackson) tracks a literary titan (Keitel) suffering from writers block to his refuge in rural Italy and learns about life and love from the irascible genius and his daughters.
At first, the plot seems to center around a female private party stripper, April (Cara Van Landingham), and a male party stripper, Nick (Jack Van Landingham). But the real action is a classic love triangle: Christy (Kim Dawson) Rob's old flame is jealous of Yvonne (April Breneman), his new girlfriend. Rob is played by John McCafferty (II). The party stripping is just a device that allows the film to fulfill its nudity quota for this genre.
The plot was complex enough, although a little transparent; and the players were pretty enough to make the nude scenes work. The dialogue was laughable at times. For instance, an expression that seemed intended to make the point that "we've been through the hard part; the rest will be easy," was turned backwards when the actor said, "It's all UPhill from here!" It was also interesting to see the simulated piano playing where the player reaches to his LEFT for the high notes. The gore at the end didn't contribute anything of value.
This is not the Roger Corman film of the same name released in 1997, although Ms. Van Landingham played in both.
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