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Maneater (2004)

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Credited cast:
(as Janine)
Olivia O'Lovely
Angelica Sin
Mia Beck
Dale DaBone
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Steve Crest ...
(as Jack Lawrence)
Julian ...
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15 September 2004 (USA)  »

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A little confusing, hypocritical.
19 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

Well, it's about time she worked with men. However, the director attempted to give it a real "amateur" look and feel -- on purpose, or not, I'm not sure.... What's weird is all the "behind the scenes" conversations that made it to the final cut. These conversations seem to attempt to create some image of Janine that the viewer wouldn't ordinarily have. --Who cares?! Sadly, she speaks of "control", "asserting her needs and desire for taste and intimacy" in all the scenes. It doesn't happen.

Well, in the first scene, she spends most of the time trying to act passionately, but there is zero chemistry with her partner...and she seems to be on the verge of laughing hysterically at herself, and the whole situation.

The filming is poorly done, and doesn't befit Janine. It looks like they had zero budget for this film. I'm shocked that Andrew Blake wasn't called to work with her again, and make a "tasteful" movie as she'd done in the past with him before. It seemed at points as if a bunch of high school kids with web cams were directing this film. It hardly showcases the beautiful Janine and this phase of her career.

In her second scene with a man (a threesome with another woman) she again is barely able to contain herself from bursting out in laughter, and at one point hides her face behind her hair while we can visibly see and hear her scene partner begging her not to stop the action as he tries not to laugh himself.

Apart from these two oddities, the scenes are pretty decent. There is no story at all. One other scene features Janine and another woman, but it's disjointed and hard to follow. The final addition to the movie is an old photo shoot from some magazine. It doesn't qualify as a scene, but more of a spoiler as to how these photo shoots materialize. However, it's with a male partner, so it does qualify as a boy/girl scene.

All the interview/commentary with Janine could have been a special feature and done apart from the movie scenes themselves and it would have been a much better final product as a result.

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