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The Girlfriend Experience (2009)

 -  Drama  -  8 July 2009 (France)
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A drama set in the days leading up to the 2008 Presidential election, and centered on a high-end Manhattan call girl meeting the challenges of her boyfriend, her clients, and her work.

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Vincent Dellacera ...
Chelsea's Driver
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Art Gallery Owner
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Chris & Chelsea's Super
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Storyline

Chelsea (Sasha Grey) is a high-priced $2,000-an-hour call girl in Manhattan, offering a 'girlfriend experience': she'll dress with the client in mind, go to dinner and a movie, listen attentively to talk about work and finances, and she'll provide sex. It's October, 2008: a presidential election nears and the economy is in free fall. She has a boyfriend, Chris (Chris Santos), who's a personal trainer. We are shown five non-consecutive days in Chelsea's life. She's working on her Web page, talking to image consultants, and being interviewed by a reporter. She asks clients when their birthdays are and uses that for an astrological prediction. She's drawn to a new client, a writer from L.A. Should she break her rules for him? What if it risks her relationship with Chris? Should she invest in gold? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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See it with someone you ****

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 July 2009 (France)  »

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GfE  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$204,112 (USA) (22 May 2009)

Gross:

$695,417 (USA) (28 August 2009)
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Trivia

"Girlfriend experience" is a form of sex work (paid-for female companionship) in which a female prostitute behaves like a male client's girlfriend or shows (artificial) emotional intimacy beyond the sex act. See more »

Quotes

Interviewer: What I'm trying to build up to here is to see the role this guy plays in your life. Not necessarily your relationship between you... I'm not intrested in the intimate details between these two people... you and your boyfriend. I'm intrested in the kind of relationship somebody in your business would have with someone they actually love.
Chelsea: You'll have to ask him on that.
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits, there's a brief scene of Chelsea washing a client's hair as he sits in a bathtub and talks about John McCain. See more »

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Referenced in Supernatural: We Need to Talk About Kevin (2012) See more »

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Come Shot
Written and Produced by David Holmes
Courtesy of Universal Songs of Polygram International Inc.
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Absolute rubbish
16 November 2009 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

Thought that being Sodenbergh this was going to be a shocking drama on escorts, money, drugs, and the psychological trauma escorts do receive in their job.

A complete waste of time. Luckily for me I downloaded it, and didn't pay for it.

No plot, Sasha sucks (and not dicks precisely) in her acting, ridiculous dialogs and an ending that does not even qualify as such.

Don't even bother watching the trailer... Sodenbergh laughs at his audience on this one.

What the hell was he thinking when he shot this piece of crap?


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