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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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Cast

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Chelsea / Christine
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Colby Trane ...
Waiter (as T. Colby Trane)
Peter Zizzo ...
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Vegas Buddy #1
Marshall Gilman ...
Vegas Buddy #2
Michael Roberts ...
Vegas Buddy #3
Vincent Dellacera ...
Chelsea's Driver
Jim Kempner ...
Art Gallery Owner
David Levien ...
Mark Jacobson ...
Interviewer
Alan Milstein ...
Sukhdev Singh ...
Chris & Chelsea's Super
Ted Jessup ...
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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>

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See it with someone you ****

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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8 July 2009 (France)  »

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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

Steven Soderbergh first heard about Sasha Grey when he read an article in Los Angeles magazine about her. See more »

Quotes

Chelsea: [voice-over] I met with Phillipe on October 5th and 6th. I wore a Michael Kors dress and shoes with La Perla lingerie underneath, and diamond stud earrings. We met at 7:30 PM at the hotel, and had a drink downstairs. He liked my dress but didn't go into detail why, and didn't mention anything else about my appearance. We ate dinner at Blue Hill. Phillipe didn't ask for a menu and had the chef serve us a five-course meal, a different wine with each course. We went to the 9:40 PM showing of 'Man ...
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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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References McHale's Navy (1962) See more »

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Man in Back
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User Reviews

 
Another Pretentious Crap of Steven Soderbergh
4 November 2009 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

I was curious to see "The Girlfriend Experience", mostly because of the marketing related to the name of the porn star Sasha Grey in the lead role. This "actress" could be a good choice to perform the expensive escort girl Chelsea, who works in Manhattan offering her services to upper-class clients, most of them worried about the present American economical crisis. Unfortunately this movie about sex without sex is dull and pointless, with a boring and lame screenplay and terrible acting. At least, Steven Soderbergh does not waste talented actors and actresses in this movie, like he did in "Full Frontal", and that is the only merit of this decadent director in this pretentious flick. My vote is one.

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