Feeling undervalued by her boyfriend, a young woman begins to explore her sexuality with other people.

Director:

James Toback

Writer:

James Toback

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Neve Campbell ... Vera Barrie
Frederick Weller ... Ford Welles
Ashley Shelton Ashley Shelton ... Ashley
James Toback ... Professor Hassan Al-Ibrahim Ben Rabinowitz
Alex Feldman ... Alexei
Brandon Sommers ... Brandon
Oliver 'Power' Grant ... Power
Mike Tyson ... Mike Tyson
James Parris James Parris ... James
Cara Hamill ... Cara
Christina Rotholz Christina Rotholz ... Christina
Bridget Lee Hall Bridget Lee Hall ... Bridget
Thomas Patti Thomas Patti ... Michael
Lori Singer ... Lori Singer
Jean-Pierre Vertus Jean-Pierre Vertus ... Jean-Pierre
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Storyline

Vera is a femme fatale for the 21st century; a beautiful, capricious young woman living in New York whom begins exploring the limits of her sexual and intellectual power. She picks up men on the street and has sex with them in her apartment. She also videotapes a sexual romp with a female lover, and has sexually frank discussions with her potential employer. As the daughter of wealthy, indulgent parents, Vera seems to be improvising her way through the beginning of her life as an adult. Her boyfriend, Ford, is a fast-talking hustler prepared to do anything to make a buck. Aware of Vera's promiscuity, Ford sees a chance to make big money when he meets an aging Italian media mogul, named Count Tommaso, who is enamored of Vera because of her sexuality, her intelligence, and what he perceives as her naiveté. Ford cooks up an idea to pimp Vera out to the Count for $100,000, easy money, if he can only talk Vera into it. Incredibly, she agrees. Everything appears to be going even better than... Written by Anonymous

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Revenge is a dish best served hot. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Neve Campbell said James Toback let her choose the actress who would play Sam so she'd be more comfortable filming their lesbian love scene together. She meet with several actresses to figure out who she connected with and that's how Joelle Carter was cast. Then the two went over the scene together, decided how they wanted to do it, and Toback filmed it that way. See more »

Goofs

The painting that Vera is painting in her apartment early in the film is immediately a different painting when the camera changes angle, and then a few scenes later the painting reverts to its original form. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ford: [on his cellphone] Yeah, but is it lucrative? Yeah, you gotta consider... You gotta always consider the cost-path ratio. Ask Yuri. Hold on a second... Hello?... Yo, wassup?
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Praeambulum in C Major, BWV 924
(ca 1720)
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Glenn Gould
Courtesy of Sony Classical
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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I didn't like it
20 November 2005 | by stvellerSee all my reviews

I watched this movie to look at Neve Campbell.....possibly the reason the movie makers made it. She is beautiful and a fine actress. A lot of the dialog was interesting,seemed to be a lot of ad libbing. What the heck was Lori Singer doing in the movie? Neve's character meets her in the park and says "Hi Lori" and they talk a few minutes about movies. Mike Tyson also makes an appearance as himself and seems to have some acting talent. The film starts and ends with Neve Campbell in a shower. The rest is a waste of eyes and ears. I usually agree with Roger Ebert,but he was one of the very few critics that liked the film. He gave it a top rating. Maybe he loves Neve more than me.


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Release Date:

24 June 2005 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

When Will I Be Loved See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,103, 12 September 2004

Gross USA:

$159,429

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$159,429
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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