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When Will I Be Loved (2004)

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

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James Toback

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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
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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 beautiful 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's first nude scene. 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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References Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) See more »

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Sick and Tired
Written by T. Smith and K. Luck
Performed by Boy Backs
Courtesy of P. House, Inc.
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Neve Fans Beware
15 September 2004 | by jmlazareSee all my reviews

I am sorry, but this might have been the absolute worst film I have ever seen. I am not usually a harsh critic, but this movie made me ashamed to call myself a fan of Neve Campbell's work. It has no plot, makes no sense, begins stories that it doesn't finish, and goes nowhere. In a word, it sucks. I mean, who cares about a spoiled, rich girl and her sexual escapades. And wow - she's like girls too. A novelty in twenty-first century film-making. Not even the sex scenes were stimulating. Personally, I could have done quite well without being subjected to Neve's pained expressions while being done from behind by her slimy pimp of a boyfriend. And what is with the "African" professor? He is there in the beginning, and then suddenly he's just gone (thank god). I'm not sure if the fact that it is barely over an hour long is a positive or a negative. Negative, because who wants to pay what it costs today to see a film for a mere hour of movie-watching, but positive because I don't think I could have stood a minute longer of such utter crap. I don't think I have ever seen so many people walk out of a theatre mid-movie. The only reason I didn't leave myself was my unfulfilled hope that somehow the movie would redeem itself with an interesting ending. Apologies for my crudeness, but crap is truly what this wannabe Cruel Intentions meets Wild Things meets Indecent Proposal is.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian | French

Release Date:

24 June 2005 (South Korea) 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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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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