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Zipper (2015)

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A successful family man with a blossoming political career loses all sense of morality when he becomes addicted to using an escort agency.






Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sam Ellis
... Jeannie Ellis
... Coaker
... George Hiller
... EJ
... Dalia
... Peter Kirkland
... Christy
... Laci / Jennifer
... Ellie Green
... Bailiff
Jim Shannon ... Reporter #1
Karan Chawla ... Reporter #1
Nick Foley ... Reporter #3 / Paul
... James Ellis


Sam Ellis is a man on the rise - a federal prosecutor on the cusp of a bright political future. But what was meant to be a one-time experience with a high-end escort instead turns into a growing addiction. His moral compass unraveling, his new demon threatens to destroy his life, family and career.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

28 August 2015 (USA)  »

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Zipper  »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Students from Louisiana Culinary Institute were used in the dinner party See more »


References Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010) See more »

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Giving up it completely does not erase the ugly side.
4 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

It's a funny title for a serious film. I have heard the film was loosely based on a real scandal. This is the story of a federal prosecutor whose life has been decent until he becomes addicted to the escort service. As his wife is pushing him for entering the politics, on the other side, he's unable to come out of his new habit. The time comes when both these things can't go together, he has to pick the side and that brings the end to the tale.

Really an interesting story aspect, but slightly I was not happy with how it was presented on the screen. Though the characters were excellent and the perfect executions by its actors. Patrick Wilson was good, even in a small screenspace Lena Headey excelled. The other characters influenced quite strongly in the film. Like their intentions over the film events which played a major twist in the storytelling. The people can go any length to achieve the bigger thing is the one of the main messages of the film.

The theme was strong, but there were some weaker spots in the narrations. Although, an acceptable and enjoyable film. The end was totally unexpected, but unbelievably not that smart from the character's perspective. Surely an average film, but definitely not a bad or an awesome film. Its about the scandal of a high profile figure or at least trying to be, though everything were told from a single angle. So I hope you watch it and give an honest opinion than going against it from even before the start just because everybody already doing that.


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