Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria)
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Cookie (Melissa Leo) spends the movie trying to get away from her pimp.
Seedy and gritty fare from Producer Roger Corman featuring a runaway teen forced to the street and her abusive, hot-headed pimp who exploits her. Variety magazine hailed the film as delivering 'more than its share of sex and violence' and does have, for the most part, credible characters.
Okay, if I'm being completely honest here this all screams of Reagan-era hysteria over what would happen to the children if you let them out of your sight for a second, but it has some amusingly sleazy moments and builds to a decent enough stand-off between the newly minted teen whore and her 'vicious' pimp, though I never fully bought someone as milquetoast as Dale Midkiff as a streetwise thug.
Rent that mother.
Recommended for fans of violence against prostitutes and fans of catchy theme songs about prostitutes.
This actually manages some substance despite its B-movie feel. Pretty much all the main actors have gone on to have successful careers.