Length: 1 hr and 32 Mins
Genre: Comedy & Drama
Where I Got It: Borrowed movie from Friend
A sex-addicted con-man pays for his mother's hospital bills by playing on the sympathies of those who rescue him from choking to death.
I read the book a while ago and I had liked it. It took a while to get myself to actually watch the movie. Not sure why, but I avoided this for a while....well...let me kick myself for that.
This was really good. I loved the cast...I felt they all did a good job bringing the characters to life. I was especially fond of the mom and Victor. They were so funny, but oh so tragic at the same time.
Honestly, I think that is the whole overall feel of the movie.Funny, but tragic. This whole story really does make you think. I may not have a lot in common with any of the characters but I did connect with them especially with Victor a little not. No - no - not the whole sex addict part, but how he wants to be loved. I think we all can relate to that. Sure, none of us pretend to choke on food to make someone save us.
FYI there is a lot of nudity and sex in this movie. However, how it was portrayed and filmed in a way that is not awkward or over-the-top. Sure it could offend some people, but what can you do?
I do wish that this had had a bigger budget because it is a unique story and it deserved more attention then it got. Also, I wish it had been longer. I feel there were some important scenes that should've been included especially near the end. The ending felt a little rushed. Good overall, but rushed.
In the end, a part of me really liked this more than the book. The book was good, but this was great. My only issue was how I felt the ending was a little rushed. The characters were done well. Even with a lower budget, it was filmed and presented well. I do encourage watching this, but I do suggest reading the book first. Out of five stars, I'll give this 5 stars.