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On the Doll (2007)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 2010 (USA)
A lurid, dark look into the lives of sex workers, where victims of child abuse deal with the consequences later in life.

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Thomas Mignone

Writer:

Thomas Mignone
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brittany Snow ... Balery
Josh Janowicz ... Jaron
Clayne Crawford ... Wes
Shanna Collins ... Chantel
Theresa Russell ... Diane
James Russo ... Janitor
Paul Ben-Victor ... Jimmy Sours
Marcus Giamatti ... Uncle Lou
Eddie Jemison ... Mr. Garrett
Angela Sarafyan ... Tara
Candice King ... Melody (as Candice Accola)
Chloe Domont ... Courtney
Ethan Cohn ... Brian
Germaine De Leon ... Keith
Timothy Lee DePriest ... Stevie Planters
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Storyline

In Los Angeles, Jaron "Jizz" is a needy teenager that was molested when he was a child and works publishing advertisements for the sex industry. He discounts one hundred dollars in his paychecks to release Tara, who works in a peep-show in Paulie's, for the powerful lord of the sex industry Jimmy Sours. He teams-up with the whore Balery, who is seeking out a partner to steal from a rich client, to raise the necessary money to pay Jimmy. Mr. Garrett is the perverted Health teacher of a high-school; his sluttish students Melody and Courtney like to tease him, crossing their legs while wearing mini-skirts to see him masturbating in his car. Mr. Garrett takes them to join the Internet porn industry and to use pills, and Melody is raped by the sick teacher. The escort Chantel attends kinky clients to satisfy their fantasies and is protected by her pimp Wes. When Wes tries to force the entry in a client's house, the man reacts and the lives of the lead characters are entwined in a tragedy. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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This is no play date. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Scenes from the movie are featured in music video "Crooked Spoons" by Otep See more »

Goofs

Balery's facial star tattoo is missing in the movies' final scene. See more »

Connections

References Eye of the Beholder (2004) See more »

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important, but not good enough
18 June 2008 | by omnironSee all my reviews

Just saw the film and still can't make my mind about it.

while it seems to raise a painful picture of sexual deviancy, and its effect on the main characters it's not deep enough to make the point it tries to make. The main visual representation of the idea is a misfired bullet from a gun (phallic symbol, no doubt) that lands with unforeseen result and causing mayhem, looks a bit student-like, and makes the film seem manipulated and even shallow. However, being an important subject, illustrating modern western moral decay through sexual decadence is an important one, it has some redeeming values. However, that massage as portrayed is quite coarse and unrefined. On top of that the acting is pretty bad all around. This looks like a pretty good student film that deals with an important subject, and I hope it's makers move on to better scripts. On the whole I would say that it is worth watching but not the best of it's kind.


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Language:

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Release Date:

2010 (USA) See more »

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On the Doll See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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