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Learn more People who liked this also liked White, Bruce Marchiano, Gary Daniels. The Encounter TV Series The Grace Card Faith Like Potatoes The Beginning of the End The Sea of Glass and Fire White, Brian Bosworth, Eric Roberts. White, Anna Zielinski, Randy Travis. Edit Cast Credited cast: Officer Deville Marc Davies Officer Tom Connor Greenbaum Young Nick Elizabeth Ince Young Melissa Olivia Samia Drunken Father Rest of cast listed alphabetically: Edit Storyline Five strangers with nothing in common are forced to come together at a remote roadside eatery because of a road closure.
Edit Did You Know? Goofs The signs on the wall advertise various kinds of soda for sale, though he only sells water, and as the film progresses, many kinds of candy appear on the counter, and the food moves around for each position of the camera. When looking at the young women, there is a pie before the tray of fruit, but when facing the older man, there is a tray of fruit but no pie to the left of it.
Scratch any sin and just below the surface you'll find pride. People steal because they think they deserve what other people have worked hard for. They hop from bed to bed because they feel entitled to just satisfy themselves no matter who it hurts, no matter what pain that it causes. Add the first question. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Report this. Audible Download Audio Books.
But when an innocent comment is misinterpreted by Michele, things quickly escalate from platonic roommates to We all know what sex looks like. Many movies have tried to capture the magic, but most can only bring home the tricks.
This movie allows you to participate where others leave you the Three explicit erotic stories. First, Annabelle finds out about her friend Liandra's masculine side and Liandra seduces her. Then, Anabelle gets turned on by a piece of clothing. Finally, Liandra hooks up with her friend's guy friend.
Elle is a young call girl who tries to find herself and her place in the world to gain the freedom she wants. There seems to have been a shift among adult companies in recent years towards more plot-based porn, with Wicked Pictures and New Sensations' raunched up rom com line leading the pack.
Even major players who rarely gave the impression they gave a hoot about narrative justification for all the sex followed suit, one case in point being Patrick Collins' Elegant Angel. The advent of "auteur" Graham Travis momentarily signaled a drastic change of course, unfortunately cut short by a managerial changing of the guard which saw them reverting back to their tried 'n true old ways. Paying his dues as co-director along with the memorably named "William H.
Remember that old pipe dream, dating all the way back to the "Porno Chic" period of the early '70s, when fornication filmmakers earnestly believed that their frowned upon "art" form would eventually merge with traditional Hollywood? Did Travis succeed in rearing that rare beast: Well, yes and no.
More than a tad moralizing, this approach will prove to be the picture's Achilles' heel, even though Elle's big secret provides one hell of a kicker as the story winds down to its surprisingly low key resolution.
Smoothing over the narrative's rough spots more on that later is a profoundly committed central performance by Jessie Andrews, merely 19 at the time and if she looked any more like one of the Olsen twins they could probably sue her for copyright infringement. Whether she'll turn out to be a proper adult "actress" to join the lineage of Georgina Spelvin, Veronica Hart and Jeanna Fine only time will tell but she's perfectly cast to play a complex character for whom she displays a degree of understanding.
Trust me when I say that both player and personage are put through the wringer here, dramatically as well as sexually. The sex is bound to separate the men from the boys as the encounters grow ever darker and more physically abusive. Since they are also really elaborate, they might alienate even the more ardent film fans forever clamoring for the merging of cinema and carnality.
In its defense, PORTRAIT really needs these wearying sexual set pieces to illustrate the lengths to which Elle will go and the depths to which she'll sink to achieve the punishment she craves.
Watching petite porcelain Andrews tossed around as if she were a rag doll becomes an increasingly unpleasant experience however and not one I wish to repeat any time soon. Call me lily-livered but most of the sex, apart from an admittedly combustible scene she shares with super-hunk Manuel Ferrare who somehow gets away with the rough treatment , appears completely unerotic to me. That said, I must admit to being almost constantly torn between repulsion and fascination, like I wanted to look away from the screen but just couldn't.
Treading through the moral morass, Travis is shrewd enough to add grace notes that make you re-evaluate what you have just witnessed, like Jessie and the two men who have just worked her over lost in blissful post-coital slumber.
Elle is clearly made out to be both victim and perpetrator of her own humiliation. Whether this disturbs or otherwise affects the viewer is his or her own personal problem.