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The Escort (2016)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 28 July 2016 (USA)
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Desperate for a good story, a sex-addicted journalist throws himself into the world of high-class escorts when he starts following a Stanford-educated prostitute.

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Will Slocombe
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Lyndsy Fonseca ... Natalie
Michael Doneger ... Mitch
Tommy Dewey ... JP
Bruce Campbell ... Charles
Rachel Resheff ... Emily
Rumer Willis ... Dana
Benita Robledo ... Allie
Sonya Walger ... Samantha
Juan Carlos Cantu ... Junior
Iqbal Theba ... Richard
Dean Chekvala ... Dominic
Anna Konkle ... Corinne
Dan Bakkedahl ... Rick
Joe Burke ... Bathroom Attendant
Hollie Lee ... Enthusiastic Bar Woman
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Desperate for a good story, a sex-addicted journalist throws himself into the world of high-class escorts when he starts following a Stanford-educated prostitute.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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USA

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English

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28 July 2016 (USA) See more »

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A Acompanhante See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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When Mitch gives his card to Victoria, he says she had asked for it the other night. She had actually asked for it a few moments earlier during their conversation. See more »

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[first lines]
Rick: Hold on a second. Hey, there.
Natalie: Hey.
Rick: [Rick starts to talk on the phone while Natalie undresses herself] I feel like you're not hearing me, because if you were, I wouldn't be repeating myself, that's why. No, because I told... look, I told you three times, okay? Look... We'll get going in two. No, the Nagasaki merger has to happen at 15.6. That's black and white. There's no doubt about that, okay? And then you blend the assets as I pointed out in the prospectus, okay? Trust me, we'll ...
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Refreshing!
28 May 2016 | by SaarahNSee all my reviews

The above synopsis (that written on this Amazon page, next to the film title) is all wrong. So I will attempt to write my own.

The Escort is a sincerely honest film following the life of a young, female escort (Natalie) who feels 'forced' into the profession because of a past experience. When she catches the attention of a young unemployed 'journalist' (Mich), who is also a sex addict, she finds herself questioning her lifestyle. I'm kidding, they actually happen to have a lot of common ground- who'd have thought? So there is no judgement of one another, and they devise an agreement to help one another: Natalie agrees to be the subject of a controversial journalism project, that may just win Mich the career of his dreams. And, Mich agrees to serve as Natalie's protection and security (against reckless, violent clients), per Natalie's request. They hit it off, as friends, getting to know one another. But then, they become more....but are either of them ready for that? Natalie pursues a sex-filled life because it's all she can do. For Mich, it's all he wants to do.

This film is very mature, but surprisingly there is no nudity. And the acting and casting choices were commendable. It really worked. I would say there definitely was comedy in this, but it wasn't very strong. The only comedy I appreciated was how Mich's family and friends reacted to the revelation of him being a sex addict. What I didn't appreciate was having a twelve-year-old curse and utter such profanities -this is not comedy. Having to resort to this, to get a laugh from the audience is cheap and crass. I would say this film is more of the drama genre.

The only other thing I didn't like was how Mich had no respect for women, he used them for sex and then, dismissed them easily. This was expected of course, (for a sex addict), but I didn't like it.

It was strangely refreshing to find that this was not a film where love forcefully changes you. Instead they made the choice to change their lifestyles for love, there was no obligation to do so: it was based on opportunity. This means that Mich was not her 'saviour', she was an independent but lonely woman. She didn't need him, she wanted him. If that's not love, I don't know what is.

Likewise, it was also refreshing to find that Natalie was not brought into the 'escort' business because of a poor upbringing, 'that it was all she ever knew'. It wasn't that at all, she was actually Stanford -educated. Such controversy.


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