This Girl's Life (2003)

R  |   |  Drama  |  2 November 2003 (USA)
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"Slice of life" take on life of international porn celebrity, Moon, and her musings on modern life, love and loss.


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Terry (Car Salesman)
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The porn star Moon spends her time working, nursing her widowed father that has Parkinson disease and with her friends Jessie and Martine. Her boss Aronson gives a new contract to Moon to be signed. Moon has a blind date with Jessie's friend Kip and they feel a great attraction for each other. When Jessie asks Moon to test the fidelity of her boy-friend, Moon decides to offer the service to other customers. But when she meets the dangerous Terry, she reevaluates her life and her relationship with Skip. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for strong sexuality including graphic dialogue, nudity, violence, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »




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2 November 2003 (USA)  »

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Moon: Someone once said to me a long time ago, find something in life you love to do and make that your line of work cause then it doesn't feel like work to you.
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References Real World (1992) See more »


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Not as great as the reviews
18 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ebert and Roeper gave this two thumbs up and were very impressed with the lead actress. On that basis I rented the video. This was an interesting film in that it portrayed a likable individual with some good (but often indirect) character development as the porn star. Although there were semi-graphic sexual scenes, they were not gratuitous and were integral to the development of the story.

I found myself generally interested in most of the primary characters. The film presented them with enough depth to make them intriguing. I have not seen any other films depicting the porn industry and its stars that I can think of, so I can't compare it to "the competition." I actually know a few people who have worked in this industry, and felt the characters depicted were consistent with the people I know.

The lead actress did give a credible performance. I was interested in how her life evolved on screen, in the decisions she made, etc. She was also quite attractive which helped maintain the interest.

At the end I found I was questioning myself as to whether I truly enjoyed the film or not. In some ways it exceeded my expectations, but I didn't feel it lived up to E & R's highly positive review.

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