Based on a true story, ONE HOUR FANTASY GIRL is a compelling coming-of-age drama that is like no other film of its kind. Boldly honest and thought provoking, the film introduces audiences to the world of a 20-yr-old fantasy girl: Becky Lewis, who escaped an abusive mother at the age of 15, surviving on her own in LA ever since. Having always struggled for money, Becky becomes business partners with Chi, an aspiring musician, who convinces her to work as a fantasy girl, acting out any fantasy a guy wants but no sex, no nudity and 100% legal. She immediately gains two frequent customers, Roger and Bobby, who change her life forever. Becky finds herself in a web of deceit, betrayal and murder that forces her to give up her own happiness. Shaken and bruised, yet determined to make it, Becky pushes forward hoping to earn enough money to invest in real estate and make the "big bucks." Her journey leads her to find an unlikely ally who, for a moment, gives her the break she's never had. Written by
"One Hour Fantasy Girl" was a good movie, but had some flaws (in my opinion.) One of the strengths of the movie was the lead actress. She was very engaging, engrossed in the role, and held my attention throughout the entire movie. She had a vulnerability about her in her performance, but in a way that wasn't overwhelmed with hysterics. The story itself was very good, and had interesting elements that showcased the hardships of an occupation where one is vulnerable to people who manipulate and take advantage of others.
However, during the first half hour, the film was hard for me to follow, and I wasn't too sure what was going on. I wasn't sure what the purpose of the transitional scenes were, and how they moved the story forward. I also didn't understand the significance of certain characters and how they were important to the main character, or why she came to trust certain characters and not others.
Overall, I thought it was a good film with a potentially rich story and a great lead actress.
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