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An aspiring actress makes a pact with her fiancé to take a job as an exotic dancer to care for her cancer stricken father. Once the pact the couple made is broken, their lives are changed forever. Based on the true story of director Greg Carter and his girlfriend prior to their moving to Los Angeles in 2005.

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Credited cast:
Omari Hardwick ... Dr. Don Cook
Nia Peeples ... Kelly
James Remar ... Patrick Moore
Briana Evigan ... Tasha
Stacey Dash ... Dr. Annie Jones
Carmen Electra ... Lexus
Ali Cobrin ... Monica
Mariel Hemingway ... Aunt Billie
Kenny Wormald ... Ray
Lynn Whitfield ... Momma Pearl
K.D. Aubert ... Jade Lee
Quinton Aaron ... Himself
Robert Hoffman ... Kevin Shepherd
LisaRaye McCoy ... Sugar (as LisaRaye)
Lew Temple ... Matt Ewing
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An aspiring actress makes a pact with her fiancé to take a job as an exotic dancer to care for her cancer stricken father. Once the pact the couple made is broken, their lives are changed forever. Based on the true story of director Greg Carter and his girlfriend prior to their moving to Los Angeles in 2005.

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Rated R for sexual content/nudity, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 2014 (USA) See more »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Ron Jeremy makes a 4 second uncredited cameo as a bar patron receiving a lap dance while seated at the bar. See more »

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When Monica meets Dr.Cook her spectacles changes position between shots. See more »

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A mostly realistic take on strippers and the pitfalls of the profession
10 December 2014 | by chrismackey1972See all my reviews

First of all, why the heck is IMDb giving Briana Evigan, Carmen Electra and Stacey Dash billing over Ali Cobrin? Ali is the star of this movie, followed by Robert Hoffman. Dash is virtually not in it. Maybe she appeared in such a tiny role as a favor to a friend. Evigan and Electra are in it a tad bit more, but not a whole lot.

Anyway, after getting the billing problem out of the way, I'd have to say many parts of this movie are very realistic, such as why Monica decides to take up dancing. I've talked to quite a few dancers some years ago when I was writing a book, and one of my characters was sort of like them. The girls I talked to told me how they started dancing for the most noble of reasons; helping family members with hospital bills, keeping their kids fed and off the streets, etc. "I'll dance for a month until the bills are paid." That month tends to become two and then a year. Many of those girls finally decide to start "tricking" and they get into drugs, and their lives spiral out of control. The movie was also realistic about the deep pitfalls many of those girls go through in their relationships with husbands/boyfriends as their insistence on making more and more money becomes the main priority for them. Without giving away spoilers, I'll say that the ending was not as realistic as the rest of the movie.

The acting was good. Ali Cobrin did a great job in her role. Robert Hoffman was good as her husband, as were the supporting players. The storyline - except for the ending - was believable. I began watching this movie expecting to hate it. I thought it was going to basically be a skin flick with no story. It wasn't, not at all. There is some nudity in it, but not much. Ali Cobrin is completely naked on the bed with a guy, but they go to great lengths not to show anything besides her naked profile and back (no butt in that scene). In another scene, she gets out of bed and walks to the bathroom completely naked showing her butt. In the strip club, some other girls show their breasts. If you're looking for nudity like in Showgirls, forget it.

I gave this a 7-star rating, because - as I said earlier - it's a mostly realistic take on strippers and the pitfalls of that profession. I thought they should have put a bit more grittiness into the film, and the ending could've been done better, but no film's perfect. This was not a film I wanted to see, but it surprised me.


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