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The Girlfriend Experience [Blu-Ray] [2009]

Steven Soderbergh    Suitable for 15 years and over   Blu-ray
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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  • Directors: Steven Soderbergh
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Revolver Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 26 April 2010
  • Run Time: 74 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003ANFLOO
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 93,834 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Acclaimed director Steven Soderbergh (Ocean's Eleven, sex, lies and videotape) invites you into the world of a high class New York call girl in the thrilling and sexy The Girlfriend Experience, starring adult film star Sasha Grey in her mainstream breakthrough. Chelsea is an ultra high-end Manhattan call girl who thinks she has her life totally under control. She feels secure because she runs her own business her own way, makes $2000 an hour and has a devoted boyfriend who accepts her lifestyle. But when you're in the business of meeting people, you never know who you're going to meet

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Please note this is a region B Blu-Ray and will require a region B or region free Blu-Ray player in order to play.   Acclaimed director Steven Soderbergh (Ocean's Eleven, Sex, Lies and Videotape) invites you into the world of a high class New York call girl in the thrilling and sexy The Girlfriend Experience, starring adult film star Sasha Grey in her mainstream breakthrough.   Chelsea (Grey) is an ultra high-end Manhattan call girl who thinks she has her life totally under control. She feels secure because she runs her own business her own way, makes $2000 an hour, and has a devoted boyfriend who accepts her lifestyle. But when you're in the business of meeting people, you never know who you're going to meet...  
  • Actors Sasha Grey, Chris Santos, Peter Zizzo, Timothy J. Cox, Timothy Davis, Jeff Grossman, Ted Jessup, Kimberly Magness, Ken Myers & Bridget Storm
  • Director Steven Soderbergh
  • Certificate 15 years and over
  • Year 2009
  • Languages English
  • Duration 1 hour and 14 minutes (approx)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By Emma T
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
As expected from Sodenburgh quite a artsy film. I found the mixed up timeline confusing, a repeat watch is probably necessary. Good treatment of a modern subject I thought. Really shows how hard high class escorts have to work! To be agreeable but believable, make a man like you just enough to want to see you again, whatever their odd personality traits. Sasha did all this well, she was pleasant yet slightly distant from every client, a true professional. Just as she is in her adult films, but they require her to be far more lively! It treated escorting as any other job, particularly how she has meetings with people to 'raise her profile, create a certain image' which was realistic, it was rarely glamorous, though she goes to high end restaurants she isn't having an amazing time because she is working and has to be on guard. The believable problems with holding down a boyfriend. And how when it all goes wrong there aren't many places to turn. Not a bright shiny fun film to watch, but very.. interesting, as a woman I found the realism outstanding.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Marmite Evperience 27 Nov 2011
By Linton
Format:DVD
Reading the reviews for this film it is clear that you either love it or hate it. Personally, I find it hard to understand the negative comments. Anyone who understands Soderbergh's less mainstream films would surely have a fair idea of what they were letting themselves in for! As it is this is a mesmerising and thought-provoking little film; understated, atmospheric, beautifully shot and intelligently edited. Praise must go to Soderbergh for continuing to make films like this when he could easily just settle for the big studio bucks. Praise also for choosing Sasha Grey, she is a revelation!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of time 6 Mar 2014
By X.W.
Format:DVD
Those who expect to see some soft porn action in this film will be bitterly disappointed. Honestly, there is not even a modicum of titillation in this 90 minutes empty film. It should have been rated PG. It is effectively a bland documentary without coherent narrative. The central figure is a hooker who aspires to be a sophisticated escort so she mixes with stressed-out investment bankers, jet-set businessmen, white slave-ring recruiter, dirt-digging writers and the like, but none of the clients have either depth of character or intriguing idea that could develop into a well plotted story. The scenes jump minute by minute from restaurant to restaurant focusing on dialogues between the girl and the clients or her friends but the girl does not have the necessary conversational skill. Most dialogues last one or two sentences each and stop, and they offer no insight into either the life of a call girl, or that of a client. Furthermore, there is hardly any bedroom scene to compensate the lack of plots in the story. Occasional shots of hotel room only offer a glance of the girl bored stiff by listening to her clients moaning about the stress in their jobs. The effect is that it is neither a soft-porn b-movie, nor a thought-provoking documentary. The mention of the current world financial crisis in this film only made it even more irrelevant to the subject matter.

The reason I went to see the film is that I was reading an autobiographical novel based on the blogs posted on Internet by a certain Dr Brooke, alias Belle de Jour, a self-proclaimed ex-call girl in London.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful 30 July 2013
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Excellent, wonderful tunes and very soothing. One of the best soundtracks I have heard in a long time. Fully recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Steven Soderbergh's Movie 21 Mar 2013
By Daniel
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The Girlfriend Experience, by Steven Soderbergh is a great movie with Sasha Grey, it's Sasha's debut into mainstream and I find her really good as an actress!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars superb 9 Aug 2011
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I like Soderbergh's little movies (like Bubble) and this one is really excellent too, up to the point where I watched it none stop. I got kinda obsessed with Sasha Grey, the way she looks in this movie and just her presence alltogether ... and basicly everything about this movie, how it is shot, how stylish it is and what out. The Blu Ray is worth getting for the Director's Cut + this is the very first first time I watched a movie with the comment ON (from both Soderbergh and Grey); ofcourse this is not your average normal beginning-middle-end movie. The director had no such intentions; just a very cool movie, beautifully shot and like I said very stylish.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good insight 15 Feb 2013
Format:DVD
This is Sasha Grey's debut in to mainstream Hollywood. The film is shot like a documentary, which doesn't give Ms Sasha much opportunity to act. However she acts like she would in reality. She is convinicing on her part. The film focuses on a Manhattan high level female escort. We are given an insight in how she lives her life. The detail of her profession is described briefly throughout the film. We see how she manages her relationship with her boyfriend as well as trying to reinvent her image through a on line website.

Steven Soderbergh is the director. He has previously made the ocean's movies and Erin Brokovich. His trademark direction skills are evident in the film. If you are looking for a plot, look elsewhere. This is purely made like a television documentary. There are no scenes of a sexual nature but pervasive language is at a higher level. The film contains many scenes that include just dialogue.

This is interesting to see if you are curious to know what the background of a female escort is like
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring story, average actors
I must say I was excited to watch this movie. I always found the life of high-end call girls very glamorous. Unfortunately the movie was a big disappointment. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Eva
2.0 out of 5 stars Tries too hard
I found this film had the basis of a good story and could potentially be a good film. However, it seemed to try too hard to be "gritty" and "edgy". Read more
Published on 2 Mar 2012 by Bewill
5.0 out of 5 stars "I guess I am just hard wired that way"
A really brutal film that portrays prostitution exactly how you would imagine it.
There is nothing remotely pleasing about anything that happens in the film. Read more
Published on 7 Dec 2011 by words with wonder
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best films of the noughties
Soderbergh proves his credentials once again with a movie about a high class escort, an escort who provides the girlfriend experience, or intimacy without the commitment, in New... Read more
Published on 3 Dec 2011 by Mr. Robert Marsland
1.0 out of 5 stars yawn yawn yawn
Sasha Grey is an escort girl . She seems to spend more time talking to men about business and money than actually having any sex . Read more
Published on 23 Aug 2011 by cartoon
1.0 out of 5 stars The Girlfriend experience
Yes, this was an experience, but not one either of the girls in my family enjoyed (and me too). Was Soderbergh having a holiday; the plot, the acting and the storyline were woeful!
Published on 9 Nov 2010 by H. Grieves
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