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Rub & Tug (2002)

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Rub & Tug is a sexy comedy that takes place at a "full body" massage parlour.

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Cindy
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Betty
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Lea
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Lawrence
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Justin
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April
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Bob (as Pascal Petardi)
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Larry
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Mike
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Mr. Wong
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Kevin
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Wanting more free time for himself, Lawrence, the owner of a full body massage parlor, hires a new manager for the store. The person he hires for the job is Conrad, a seemingly nice but feckless man. Conrad's main responsibility as manager is to ensure that the three masseuses working there are not doing full service jobs, i.e. having sex with the clients, otherwise the police could shut the store down. Lawrence is sure the three are performing full service jobs so that they can make more money. Those three are cynical and acerbic tongued Betty who has a longer term financial plan for her life beyond her current work, nipple fetishist Lea who is hiding her profession from her boyfriend Henry, and Asian Cindy, a naive woman who is working in Canada illegally. Cindy is hoping to find a Canadian husband - even one in a marriage of convenience - so that she can stay in Canada and make a decent living to support her family back home. Conrad's relationship with the three women, especially ... Written by Huggo

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It's a business doing pleasure for you. See more »

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Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »
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Throw It All Away
Written by Francois Paterson, Dominic Paterson and Gretchen Lieberum
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Seriously funny, dark comedy
2 May 2003 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

Seems to be a very true-to-life portrayal of life in a body rub parlor. The movie tries not to be judgemental about the work these women do, but does present it from their point of view. A lot of daily challenges, of going far enough without going too far, keeping it legal, etc.

Don McKellar was brilliant as the nerdy manager of the parlor, who seemed to be in way over his head with this job. He gradually got very good at this job in a big way.

There's a very twisted humorous ending that came out of nowhere. Extremely imaginative. It sort of kept true to the nature of these people, where nothing is as it seems on the surface.


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