Reading the reviews before watching this movie caused a slight hesitation. However, I often find Atom Egoyan exploring more territories then just skin. He may present the obvious, but I also believe he is attempting to look at the deeper disconnect of a relationship that is surrounded by wealth. How people can often live without emotions in their daily routines. Through the weaving web of lies and money the wealthy class can purchase services to hopefully help them full-fill their emotional needs.
Cathrine (Julianne Moore) obsessed with controlling her relationships, and loosing her sense of touch is desperately trying to feel an emotion. While her husband David (Liam Neeson) has disconnected himself emotionally and flirting with temptation on a hope to discover the roots of a youthful love he once shared with his wife. Leaving Cahtrine suspicious of an affair, she attempts to prove her husband guilty by soliciting a call girl by the name of Chloe (Amanda Seyfried). The contrast of these two characters is intriguing. Chloe spends her days finding fractions of love in her clients to help heal/care for their emotional/sexual needs. While Cathrine inspects women with an emotionless cold touch. Cahtrine finds herself faced with a crumbling love, unexpectedly bonds with Chloe’s sensual words and touch. While, Chloe finds someone who has compassion and offers a glimpse of what it could feel like to love someone. Both empty of life and love, discover a deeper sense of who they are and wish to be.