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Careless Love (2012)

CARELESS LOVE tells the story of Linh, a Vietnamese Australian university student who secretly starts part-time work as an escort. She develops a close rapport with one of her clients, an ... See full summary »

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CARELESS LOVE tells the story of Linh, a Vietnamese Australian university student who secretly starts part-time work as an escort. She develops a close rapport with one of her clients, an enigmatic American art dealer, who books her on a regular basis. For a time she manages to keep her two lives in separate compartments. But when she falls for a fellow student her worlds collide and things get complicated. Written by Anonymous

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Mildly interesting, but lacks focus
19 September 2015 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Mildly interesting, but lacks focus.

Set in Sydney, Australia, the story of Linh, a Vietnamese- Australian. By day she is studying at University, by night she is a prostitute/escort. Shows her friends, family and relationships and how her work affects these (or doesn't, to the best of her ability).

This is not new territory, the prostitutes-are-everyday-people storyline. However, it is warmly and sincerely told, without fake sentimentality, manipulation or glamourising the subject.

Where the movie does fall over, however, is that it doesn't really have a point. It drifts throughout, though is never dull. Towards the end, what focus it had is thrown away in a series of contrived, implausible or simply random scenes.

This is all a pity, as the plot was reasonably engaging until then.

Solid performance by Nammi Le in the lead role. Supporting cast are mostly not that convincing, however.


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