Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Body Shots (1999)

Synopsis: It’s a bit like 45 minutes of Swingers followed by 45 minutes of an ABC After School Special.

Blurb From the VHS Jacket: “Meet Rick, Jane, Whitney, Trent, Karen, Michael and Sara. By day, they’re successful, young urban professionals. But when the night hits, they’re ready to let go and live out their fantasies. Until one late evening of club-hopping and hard-partying, the passions of two people spin way out of control.” 

What Did I Learn?: Apparently, it’s possible to have sex on top of a parked car, maybe ten feet away from a busy club entrance, and nobody will care. 


Really?: 1) Wow, so all of these people are in their early-mid 20s, and they’re already financially successful? 2) So, um….did Michael rape Sara or not? I don’t want to give away any  spoilers, but I think this question deserves to be answered. 3) So wait – Trent sneaks into the club by lifting a loose bit of chain link fence near a side entrance? Wouldn’t that opening have become obvious or apparent to other club-goers (or the bouncers) long before he simply stumbles upon it? 

Rating: Body Shots starts out relatively well, as a raunchy – and intermittently funny – sex comedy that takes a wrong turn at the mid-way point and suddenly becomes weird and uncomfortable once news of the rape becomes public knowledge. To be honest, Body Shots feels like two very different movies that were strung together.  The film is also undermined by the fact that most of the characters are incredibly unlikeable. I cannot recommend this movie. 4.5/10 stars

Would It Work For a Bad Movie Night?: Maybe…take a drink any time a male character mentions “pussy.”

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