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Overview

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Director:
Writer:
Bret Easton Ellis (written by)
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Release Date:
14 November 2013 (Italy) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
It's not the hills.
Plot:
When Christian, an LA trust-fund kid with casual ties to Hollywood, learns of a secret affair between Tara and the lead of his film project, Ryan, he spirals out of control, and his cruel mind games escalate into an act of bloody violence. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Surprisingly Un-Sexy See more (82 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Lindsay Lohan ... Tara

James Deen ... Christian

Nolan Gerard Funk ... Ryan (as Nolan Funk)

Amanda Brooks ... Gina

Tenille Houston ... Cynthia

Gus Van Sant ... Dr. Campbell

Jarod Einsohn ... Hoodie Guy
Chris Zeischegg ... Reed

Victor of Aquitaine ... Randall

Jim Boeven ... Jon

Philip Pavel ... Erik (as Phil Pavel)
Lily Labeau ... Young Hot Girl
Thomas Trussell ... Young Hot Guy

Alex Ashbaugh ... David

Chris Schellenger ... Jaden

Lauren Schacher ... Caitlin

Diana Gitelman ... Receptionist

Andres De La Fuente ... Photographer
Josh Laurence ... Background Performers
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steven Aripez ... Background Performers

Io Bottoms ... Background Performers (as IIO Bottoms)
Adams Brady ... Background Performers
Leslie Brady ... Background Performers
Tina Carranza ... Background Performers
Catherine Castillo ... Background Performers
Kamal T. Cooper ... Background Performers
Evan Deverian ... Background Performers
Lucy Donovan ... Background Performers
Jeremy Feit ... Background Performers
Kayla Fuller ... Background Performers
Amanda Gaulick ... Background Performers
Melissa Goette ... Background Performers
Eric Gruber ... Background Performers
Annette Grubin ... Background Performers
Ashli Haynes ... Background Performers

Michelle LaRue ... Background Performers
Daniel Martinez ... Background Performers
Hayley McCune ... Background Performers

Sandra Rosko ... Background Performers

Matthew Hoffman ... Matthew Hoffman (uncredited)
Danny Wylde ... Reid (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Schrader 
 
Writing credits
Bret Easton Ellis (written by)

Produced by
Siavash Behmard .... associate producer
Jordan Aveline Blair .... associate producer
Ali Brown .... associate producer
Kyle Curry .... associate producer
Pablo D'Stair .... associate producer
Andres De La Fuente .... associate producer
Shaun de Saint-Erne .... associate producer
James Deen .... associate producer
Kerstin Emhoff .... associate producer
Brian Gilman .... associate producer
Morgan K. Goss .... associate producer
Blake Greenbaum .... associate producer
Andreas Sune Hansen .... associate producer
Ricky Horne Jr. .... co-producer
Paul Hunter .... executive producer
Kurt Kittleson .... co-producer
Beau Laughlin .... co-producer
Ross Levine .... co-producer
Caleb Lindsay .... associate producer (as Caleb King)
Ken Locsmandi .... co-producer
Lindsay Lohan .... co-producer
Glenn T. Morgan .... associate producer
Dax Phelan .... associate producer
Braxton Pope .... producer
Simon Scriver .... associate producer
Tim Silano .... associate producer
Maure Silverman .... associate producer
Paul Stewart .... associate producer
Alexander Stojanovic .... associate producer
Jennifer Van Gessel .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Brendan Canning 
 
Cinematography by
John DeFazio (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Tim Silano 
 
Casting by
Michelle Wade Byrd 
 
Production Design by
Stephanie J. Gordon  (as Stephanie Gordon)
 
Costume Design by
Keely Crum 
 
Makeup Department
Dnelle Almanza .... additional makeup artist
Sema Conde .... hair stylist: Ms. Lohan
David Hernandez .... makeup artist: Kindsay Lophan
Julie Rea .... key hair designer
Julie Rea .... key makeup designer
 
Production Management
Miya Sagara .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christian Clarke .... first assistant director
Robert Parker Clemente .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Adam Drosin .... set dresser intern
John Blake Pietrolungo .... art director intern
 
Sound Department
Matt Burgette .... boom operator
Jed M. Dodge .... sound effects editor
Paul Flinchbaugh .... digital assistant
Jared Marshack .... sound mix technician
Jason Meadows .... boom operator
Michael Miramontes .... sound mixer
Glenn T. Morgan .... supervising sound designer
Glenn T. Morgan .... supervising sound editor
Nick Ronzio .... boom operator
Adrian Sosa .... foley recordist
Frederick H. Stahly .... dialogue & adr editor
Ben Wilkins .... adr mixer
Ben Wilkins .... foley mixer
Ben Wilkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Stella Valente Wilkins .... foley artist
Chris Wilson .... boom operator
Brandon Pert .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Go Aoyama .... visual effects artist: Filmworks/FX
Yoshio Kohashi .... visual effects editor: Filmworks/FX
Andrew Lewitin .... visual effects artist: Filmworks/FX
Devin Nasby .... visual effects artist: Filmworks/FX
Mike Warren .... visual effects artist: Filmworks/FX
Ken Locsmandi .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Julius LeFlore .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jake Avignone .... steadicam operator
Tiffany Bailey .... additional tableau photographer
J. Mike Basaman .... grip
Christopher Boulos .... grip
Danny Brown .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Cole Chetney .... key grip
Dan Cooper .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Chris Coronado .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Mike I. Davis .... grip (as Mikey Davis)
Joey Fantastico .... epk & behind the scenes
Joey Fantastico .... still photographer
Patrick Feller .... additional tableau photographer
Jared Free .... grip
Paul Gallo .... additional tableau photographer
Christopher Geukens .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Lance Hashida .... digital imaging technician
Ryo Hata .... grip
Aaron Hobson .... tableau photographer (as Aaron 'Cinemasocial' Hobson)
Jacob Johnson .... additional tableau photographer
Roman Krajewski .... camera operator: "c" camera
Roman Krajewski .... gaffer
Anne Kristoff .... additional tableau photographer
Joshua D. Krohn .... storyboard artist
Kevin Lee .... digital imaging technician
Sean Lewis .... additional tableau photographer
Chris Luckhardt .... additional tableau photographer
Charles R. Mathews .... best boy grip
Nathan Meade .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Darius Norvallis .... additional tableau photographer
Jon Revelle .... additional tableau photographer
Mario Rodriguez .... grip
Lenka Somolova .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Brian Taylor .... camera operator: "b" camera
Tracy Tooch .... additional tableau photographer
Stephen Tringali .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Christopher Walters .... gaffer
Vanessa Ward .... assistant camera
Jerry J. White III .... best boy electric
Andrew Wilsak .... digital imaging technician
Bobby Woo .... grip
Avihai Yaffe .... grip
Derek Cohen-Copeland .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Venus Kanani .... casting consultant
Mary Vernieu .... casting consultant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ashley Altstadt .... assistant costume designer
Kelsey T. Morgan .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Quinn Alvarez .... second assistant editor
Owen Holdren .... digital intermediate colorist: Filmworks/FX
Nikolai Metin .... assistant editor: NY
Dan Shulman-Means .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Brian Jackson Harris .... epk: music supervisor: uncredited
Sarah Haywood .... assistant score producer: uncredited
Alexina Matisse .... co-music supervisor
Me&John .... composer: additional music (as Me and John)
Aminé Ramer .... music supervisor
Michael Turner .... co-music supervisor
 
Other crew
Michael J. Cohen .... production assistant
Leslie Coutterand .... understudy: Lindsay Lohan
Christian de Gallegos .... international distribution
Sirocco Dooley .... production assistant
Taylor Fance .... assistant: Paul Schrader
Jessica Garcia .... production assistant
Paul W. Hazen .... business and legal services
Kevin Hindley .... script clearance
Chris Ibanez .... production assistant
Jennifer Jones .... production assistant
Joshua D. Krohn .... production assistant (as Joshua Krohn)
Mark Plunkett .... title designer
Tye Whipple .... production assistant
Zach Witherspoon .... production assistant
Christopher Zimmer .... production coordinator
 
Thanks
Iris Alonzo .... special thanks
Jacqueline Bosnjak .... special thanks
Karin Gorostieta .... special thanks
Nicole Holland .... special thanks
Kara Lane .... special thanks
Daniel Margolis .... special thanks
Kirsten Leigh Pratt .... special thanks
Jeremy Riegel .... special thanks
Irwin Simon .... special thanks
Kiwi Smith .... special thanks
Chris Talbott .... special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for strong sexual content including graphic nudity, language throughout, a bloody crime scene and brief drug use
Runtime:
99 min
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Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Certification:
Australia:MA15+ | Canada:R (British Columbia) | Canada:18A (Ontario) | Germany:16 | Italy:T | Japan:R18+ | Japan:R15+ (edited version) | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Philippines:R-16 | Singapore:R21 (edited version) | South Korea:18 | UK:18 | USA:R
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Jason Sudeikis was offered the role of Dr. Campbell.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Tara and Christian are by the pool, in some scenes we can see direct sunlight shining on Christian's face and Tara's hair and back, but when the scene changes to another angle there's no direct sunlight at all.See more »
Quotes:
Ryan:Don't worry, baby. It'll be alright. It'll be okay.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Che: Part One (2008)See more »
Soundtrack:
Coming DownSee more »

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56 out of 89 people found the following review useful.
Surprisingly Un-Sexy, 5 August 2013
Author: erostew from Canada

This film suffers heavily from a distinct lack of sexiness and way too much boring dialogue. And that is just the beginning of the problems. You really know a film is bad when Lindsay Lohan is the only bright light in it!

The Acting: Lindsay Lohan does quite a good job in a couple of scenes involving emotion, though she is much less effective in the (too abundant) dialogue heavy scenes. James Deen shows a few flashes of talent but mainly seems as if he is trying to emulate a method actor with no real understanding of how to actually pull it off. The other "performances" are uniformly bad to less-bad.

The Writing: One word... Awful. Boring dialogue and unbelievable story. Poor ending. I think Bret Easton Ellis is a one-trick pony. He has never managed to equal what he achieved with American Psycho.

The Directing: Same word as above... Awful. Paul Schraeder really should sink back into obscurity. This project is definitely not going to help his career. Poor choice of camera angles and poor framing abounds. He shows no sign of his earlier talents. I think he is lost in his own imagined "genius" as he tries for a gritty realism and gets ugly pretentiousness.

Camera, Lighting, etc.: Poor lighting in almost every indoor scene. It looks like it was shot on a smart phone. The music is irritating. Wardrobe... What wardrobe? It looks like the actors supplied the clothes they wanted to wear. There is no costume design or set design in evidence here.

Sexiness: Basically there is none. Lindsay Lohan looks pretty sad with her prominent beer belly, sagging breasts and 1960s style lingerie. Control-top granny panties are not lust-inducing! The sex scenes are boring and much less spicy than the hype suggested. The "orgy" was so badly filmed it and lit that it was impossible to find it sexy or even interesting. Women or those with a gay interest may find it more sexually appealing but I don't find dangling limp penises to be anything but silly looking. The entertainment media painted this as shockingly graphic but it is pretty tame compared to cable shows like True Blood if you discount the number of penises on view.

In Conclusion: Not really worth a look even if you just want to see Lindsay Lohan in the buff. There was more of her on view in Playboy and her body looked at least a bit better in the magazine. If you are looking for titillating sex scenes you would be better off with Skinemax. If you want to see a dramatic expose of Hollywood's dark underbelly look elsewhere. In fact just look elsewhere. Period.

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