On a Friday evening, Manhattan gallery owner Jack (50's) meets Claire and Victoria (both early 20's) on a Soho street and invites them up to his loft "to see his Max Ernst collages." What ... See full summary »
New York serves as a backdrop for a cast of characters in search of love, lust or lucre including a woman who makes awkward moves on the man renovating her SoHo loft, an embezzler, a sleazy artist and a phone psychic.
The porn star Moon spends her time working, nursing her widowed father that has Parkinson disease and with her friends Jessie and Martine. Her boss Aronson gives a new contract to Moon to be signed. Moon has a blind date with Jessie's friend Kip and they feel a great attraction for each other. When Jessie asks Moon to test the fidelity of her boy-friend, Moon decides to offer the service to other customers. But when she meets the dangerous Terry, she reevaluates her life and her relationship with Skip.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Someone once said to me a long time ago, find something in life you love to do and make that your line of work cause then it doesn't feel like work to you.
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The version that premiered at the film festivals was uncut and approximately 104 minutes. In order to receive an "R" rating from the MPAA for a limited release, the movie was cut to 101 minutes. Both R-rated and uncut versions are available on DVD. See more »
In fact, "This Girl's Life" seems to be two movies: first, it works over the relationships of internet pornstar Moon and the world around her - this part is truly great, with very well-constructed characters (specially Moon herself and her ill father, played by James Woods) and cleverly avoiding making judgements about anything; the second, which comes up on the final third of the movie, is clearly weaker, more moralist and somehow desconstructing the characters so wonderfully built on the first part.
All in all, a movie that deserves to be seen... but it's just a shame that the end isn't just a bit less "common"...
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