E há sempre um douchebag qualquer que como comentário aqui no Mubi não teve mais nada para dizer a não ser «Stick to choking on cocks Sasha».
I thought Grey was very good in this. I honestly do not understand why people thought her acting was bad. Her performance was so natural and conversational that all lines delivered by other actors seemed overly forceful and theatrical.
Grey's performance is intentionally vacuous and blank. She is the clean slate upon which men's fantasies are projected. I would very much like to see the alternate cut without the airplane scenes which I didn't think worked. A cold beautiful object of a film about hucksters whose genuine emotions have atrophied and are left with nothing but their perfectly plasticised bodies as their only assets.
Reminds me of a girl I knew who was with a Chris but wanted a David...that aside I think Sasha Grey has potential in being a serious actress, though the material here by Soderbergh and his writers seems all too compact, a terrible trend in films today, which makes what could have been a pretty gripping experience seem like a wist of faint perfume in the air, and you forget to wonder where she may have went.
I recommend the alternate cut, available on the DVD. By removing the ongoing discussion amongst the airplane passengers, Soderbergh makes the relationship between Christine and her boyfriend much more direct. The focus - as voices drift over static, often blurred images of empty, expensive apartments - creates something almost hypnotic, if not genuinely suffocating; the entire film becoming a blue note of despair.
Initially engrossing, unequivocally due to Soderbergh's photography and approach to art-film; but not compelling. Sasha was incogitable (anything but 'high class') and dialogue proved trivial by the end of the film. Soderbergh seemingly intended her face to be a cornerstone of the film; so that her starring role quickly came off too spurious. Successfully alienating in it's own way but principally forgettable. (I/V)
The film seemed promising but the film overall was lacking! Not really a fan of Sasha Grey and I don't really see her as a "high-class escort." The film doesn't really delve into any topics/issues really... it just seems like "yeah, it's there, in the world"--that's it.
Ultimate contemporary feminist film. Its all subtle but its all there. I hate comparisons but its the new Vivre sa vie.
Visually engrossing, but emotionally vacant. The film has strong moments (often conveyed through Soderbergh's distinct vision), but no real emotion is established with our leads. This film does, however, show definite promise for Sasha Grey's acting career outside of the "porn-world." Not a bad film, but just shy of being recommendable.
it's more a documentary and a film about the american (and global) economy in crisis, than a film about the day to day dramas of an 'escort girl', or any girl
Adult star Sasha Grey gives a convincing enough performance and Soderbergh's camerawork is nothing short of hypnotic.
i liked Sasha Grey's performance in this, whether her "bad acting" was intended or not, it still gave off the believability of a "fake" relationship among her clients