a relaxing atmosphere combined with smooth music and real drama
a woman thinks that love is very easy but when she chooses the celibate life things start to crumble and unravel
her sister played by 'Bones' star Emily Deschanel gives a remarkably powerhouse performance
you can see where Jamie and her family are struggling to get through
this movie though still has a lot of problems when it comes to the characters and their decisions, stupid, reckless and idiotic
aside from all that the film says love is never easy, sex might seem easy but can take a strain, and one person's choice is still somewhat difficult
it's a pretty good time-waster
The girl is evidently easy and starts the movie screwing a douchebag poet. Yeah, yeah, they make him likeable later on, but it's clear from the start that he's a complete tool. The fact that she has better options, namely a cool friend, but chooses the tool is pretty much in line with what I know about the world. The strength of the movie is twofold: these little truths that are highlighted and some subtle acting, mostly on the part of Moreau.
Other than that, nothing profound. Some of the conflict is obviously contrived to prolong/intensify the story. I always think that is lazy. For instance, she finally comes around to the friend, thinks she sees him cheating, then about reverts to her old ways and screws some guy. But she doesn't. When she finds out it's all a mix-up, the obligatory fight ensues to enhance the drama. Why is he so upset? She thought he cheated on her and had good reason to do so. And she didn't really do anything? Have a laugh and get over it. But perhaps the movie reaction was mild. I'm sure someone has been murdered over such nonsense in our grand old world.
But I still liked it. Moreau is quite pleasant to look at in some scenes, especially right at the end when she is "injured" and the guy comes to the party. It is a fairly cheesy movie, but if you've ever been in the various spots these characters are in, you should at least be able to relate. And for being a low budget, I thought Moreau was pretty keen on some subtle acting...mostly body language and line delivery. Definitely added to the character and chemistry.