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When Will I Be Loved (2004)

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Feeling undervalued by her boyfriend, a young woman begins to explore her sexuality with other people.

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Vera Barrie
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Ford Welles
Ashley Shelton ...
Ashley
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Professor Hassan Al-Ibrahim Ben Rabinowitz
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Alexei
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Brandon
Oliver 'Power' Grant ...
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James Parris ...
James
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Cara
Christina Rotholz ...
Christina
Bridget Lee Hall ...
Bridget
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Michael
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Lori Singer
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Jean-Pierre
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Vera is a femme fatale for the 21st century; a beautiful, capricious young woman living in New York whom begins exploring the limits of her sexual and intellectual power. She picks up men on the street and has sex with them in her apartment. She also videotapes a sexual romp with a female lover, and has sexually frank discussions with her potential employer. As the daughter of wealthy, indulgent parents, Vera seems to be improvising her way through the beginning of her life as an adult. Her boyfriend, Ford, is a fast-talking hustler prepared to do anything to make a buck. Aware of Vera's promiscuity, Ford sees a chance to make big money when he meets an aging Italian media mogul, named Count Tommaso, who is enamored of Vera because of her sexuality, her intelligence, and what he perceives as her naiveté. Ford cooks up an idea to pimp Vera out to the Count for $100,000, easy money, if he can only talk Vera into it. Incredibly, she agrees. Everything appears to be going even better than... Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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24 June 2005 (South Korea)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$29,103 (USA) (10 September 2004)

Gross:

$159,429 (USA) (22 October 2004)
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The painting that Vera painting in her apartment early in the film is immediately a different painting when the camera changes angle, and then a few scenes later the painting reverts to its original form. See more »

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[first lines]
Ford: [on his cellphone] Yeah, but is it lucrative? Yeah, you gotta consider... You gotta always consider the cost-path ratio. Ask Yuri. Hold on a second... Hello?... Yo, wassup?
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References Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) See more »

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Tell Him
(1962)
Written by Bert Russell
Performed by The Exciters
Courtesy of EMI Records
Under license from EMI Film and Television Music
By Arrangement with Celebrity Licensing
Courtesy of Sony ATV Songs LLC
Courtesy of Sloopy II Music
Courtesy of Bert Russell Music LLC
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Bad acting, annoying characters, annoying music
3 January 2005 | by (US) – See all my reviews

This movie is mostly annoying.

Many scenes are unnecessarily prolonged. I started to skip ahead through the last half, and it became slightly more tolerable.

The dialog is stream of conscience, and mostly failed to contribute to the story. Maybe if I was thirteen it would be more entertaining.

Music plays throughout the entire movie, which comes off as a failed attempt at creativity. I love new filming techniques and what not, but this just didn't work for me. The music makes the entire movie feel like an intro or intermission scene. Maybe it is an attempt to disguise the bad acting.

To its credit, this would be a pretty good plot for a porno film.


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