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My Mistress (2014)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 24 February 2015 (USA)
What starts as a beautiful and strangely innocent affair between a vulnerable teenage romantic and a French S&M mistress soon becomes more dangerous.

Director:

Stephen Lance

Writers:

Gerard Lee (screenplay), Stephen Lance (story and screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Harrison Gilbertson ... Charlie Boyd
Emmanuelle Béart ... Maggie
Anna Ryan Anna Ryan ... Little Girl
Reuben Nash Reuben Nash ... Scruffy Boy
Hugh Parker Hugh Parker ... Tom Boyd
Rachael Blake ... Kate Boyd
Malcolm Kennard ... Michael (as Mal Kennard)
Robyn Moore ... Fiona Pearce
Monette Lee Monette Lee ... Funeral Director
John Reynolds ... Client X
Socratis Otto Socratis Otto ... Leon
Noah Fontaine Noah Fontaine ... Noah
Leah Purcell ... Audrey
Renaud Jadin ... Client 'Doggy Bonnie'
Margie Brown-Ash Margie Brown-Ash ... Alice (as Margi Brown Ash)
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It's a long hot summer for Charlie Boyd. He's sixteen, his hormones are raging and he's just found out his mother is having an affair with his father's best friend. One thing takes his mind off his problems, the mysterious woman down the street who has visitors day and night, and has just advertised for a gardener. But she is forgotten when a tragic family event tumbles Charlie into a world of pain, a pain so intense Charlie thinks no-one can help him. He's wrong. Someone can. Maggie, the beautiful French stranger. She's a professional, and she specialises in pain. Giving it, exploring it, sharing it, all for money. So Charlie falls in love, and despite herself so does she, drawn to this troubled boy who takes all the pain she can give and uses it to heal himself. And as Charlie heals, he turns that healing back onto her, his Mistress. Written by Producer

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Love hurts

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Stephen Lance kept Emmanuelle Beart and Harrison Gilbertson apart, rehearsing them separately and scheduling scenes in such a way that he "could see their relationship unfold, so that there was a kind of discovery happening on camera". See more »

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I Can't Stay
Written and performed by Ben Browning
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My Mediocre Mistress
5 April 2015 | by twilliams76See all my reviews

In this Australian coming-of-age film, 16-year-old Charlie Boyd (Harrison Gilbertson - Need for Speed) happens on a family tragedy which profoundly affects his relationship with his mother. Unable to relate to her and appearing to be a bit of a loner with few friends, Charlie finds himself curiously drawn to a new woman in town (Emmamuelle Beart - 8 Women) whose beauty captivates him ... although it also appears to capture the attention of several men as she has men entering and leaving her home at all hours of the day and night.

After breaking onto her grounds one afternoon, Charlie discovers Maggie (Beart) with a male client in a rather compromising situation. Charlie learns that Maggie is a dominatrix (for the right price) and he longs to be near her so much he begs her to hire him as her garden/pool boy ... which she reluctantly agrees to do.

The pairing of the two characters in this film is oddly uncomfortable as there is a stigma stateside involving sexual relations (of any kind) with anybody below the age of consent. As Australia's age of consent is 16, this is a societal difference some won't accept but it does make a difference when viewing the movie.

Beart is a strikingly beautiful woman and she is rather believable here as a secretive woman who is as fragile as she is strong. Her wounded soul is believable and I understood her character's frustration, anger and misery. Gilbertson is fine here although he doesn't have to do quite as much as Beart. He portrays a quiet, seething anger rather convincingly and his seeming inability to fully grasp the film's content might be intentional ... as he is still so young himself.

The film is very tame ... one shouldn't be worried about anything that may or may not be shown on screen. The two need what is inside the other person ... so there is no bared flesh in this BDSM film like Fifty Shades of Grey (it has even fewer risqué sequences than R100).

My Mistress has a decent story about two people at its center, it just isn't overly well-developed. I'd have liked a little more of these two emotionally bonding ... I felt like I/it needed more.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 2015 (USA) See more »

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