Synopsis: Her online life’s been stolen. Her real life’s unraveling. There’s only one way out: beat the impersonator at her own game.
My rating: 3/5
My thoughts: This movie intrigued me because the entire story is centered around sex work, which is something you don’t see too often. It’s very different from my own lifestyle, which I think is what draws me to it. The main character is a cam girl who is trying to get into the top 50 on a cam site. Aside from the usual getting naked stuff, she comes up with stunts geared towards people’s fetishes, such as eating a meal in lingerie and fake suicides. These stunts help her to get further up the ranks and make more money. However, soon she becomes locked out of her account and her entire persona and means of income is stolen from her.
I think this movie had an interesting and original premise, and the set designs were gorgeous. However, the movie ended up going in a different direction than I expected, and I don’t think it was a good one. [SPOILERS AHEAD: CONTINUE READING AT YOUR OWN RISK] I was thinking perhaps she had a long lost twin or even a doppelganger (since they say there’s someone out there in the world who looks almost just like you) who decided to steal her identity as a way to make lots of money. They should have went in that direction, I think. Instead, the person who stole her account and identity ends up not being a person at all. It’s all computerized! It really didn’t make much sense. It never gave any explanation as to why or how that happened either. My only guess is that perhaps the cam site was somehow doing that so that they could get all of the funds instead of just a percentage. I still gave this movie 3 stars because of the original idea and set pieces, but they really should have executed it better.
The Break-Up (2006)
Synopsis: Cohabitating couple Gary and Brooke’s petty spats turn into an all-out battle for their home condo.
My rating: 3/5
My thoughts: I watched this solely for Jennifer Aniston. I adore her and wanted to see some other things she was in that I hadn’t watched yet. I was expecting this to be a romantic comedy, but it really wasn’t. It’s about a couple, who share a condo, and they break up. They still have to live together until they are able to sell their condo. The movie had some funny moments, but it was also a bit depressing since they’re basically just fighting the entire movie. I do appreciate the realistic approach to this film though. I think it really showcases what some couples go through when they split up.
Rumor Has it (2005)
Synopsis: When Sarah travels to California for her sister’s wedding, she hears a rumor that her family was the real-life inspiration for “The Graduate”.
My rating: 4/5
My thoughts: Jennifer Aniston looked so beautiful in this movie, and I just love her hair so much. She definitely had more chemistry with Mark Ruffalo than Vince Vaughn (The Break-Up). She’s engaged to Mark Ruffalo’s character, but she seems like she isn’t too sure about it. She doesn’t even want to tell people yet. She finds out that her mother had an affair with another man right before she got married, and Jennifer’s character was born 9 months later. She tracks the guy down thinking that he might actually be her biological father. So what does she do? She has sex with him! I was rather buzzed on alcohol while watching this, and I kept saying to myself, “Man, what kind of movie is this?! This is messed up!” lol [SPOILER ALERT] He ends up not being her father, thank goodness. She realizes how much she really does love Mark Ruffalo’s character, and then they end up getting married. I found this movie a bit outrageous at times, but it definitely kept me entertained, hence the 4 star rating. I definitely liked this one better than I thought I would.