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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.


Will Slocombe
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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


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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Release Date:

28 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Acompanhante See more »

Filming Locations:

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 »


[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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Not a single scene that rings true
23 August 2015 | by utgard14See all my reviews

A journalist (Michael Doneger) with a sex addiction tags along with an escort (Lyndsy Fonseca) so he can write a story about her and land a job he desperately needs. Of course, if you've seen any movie ever, you know they fall for each other. Man I just can't stress enough how much I hated this movie. It is quite possibly the most unrealistic movie I've ever seen and I'm including movies with talking pigs and sparkling vampires. Michael Doneger is a charmless leading man I don't ever want to see in anything again unless it's the character of "unnamed copy boy #3" in the background. Lyndsy Fonseca is certainly attractive and I know from other work of hers that she can do better when the material is good. No one could've made this stinker work. Even Bruce frigging Campbell couldn't save it, although he certainly tries to make the most of his unfortunately small role.

Other reviewers made the obvious comparison to the quintessential hooker movie, Pretty Woman. But I disagree with the idea that this is in any way a more realistic movie than Pretty Woman (which was high up there on the unrealistic scale). I also disagree strongly that this movie represents a step forward at all. I get that we live in the age of giving hookers PC names like 'sex worker' but let's get real here. Glorifying prostitution is not empowering women. Beyond the subject matter, there's little to compare this to Pretty Woman. It's not romantic and certainly never funny. The scenes designed to pull at the heartstrings fall flat because you never care about these characters. They're so unconvincing and, frankly, unlikable that if the movie had ended with them being hit by a bus I would have cheered. There's not one sincere, honest moment in this whole cliché-ridden mess of unbelievable characters in far-fetched situations. I hope the reviewers giving this glowing praise were well-compensated; otherwise I just feel sad for humanity. Avoid this movie even if you have a chance to see it for free.

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