The Grind isn't much different than most straight-to-DVD flicks these days. It's low budget, and there's really not much to the story.
The story follows Luke, played by C. Thomas Howell, a Los Angeles scam artist whose massive debt is sold to Mexican gangsters. With his fate and that of his friends hanging in the balance, he devises a scheme to repay his debt in a week's time. Along with two of his accomplices, he sets out to create a sexy voyeur website featuring four lovely ladies. But things don't go exactly to plan thanks to the greed and violent history of the people involved.
Pros: The cinematography is decent, as well as the color correction and lighting. The four roommates are played by Christina DeRosa, Lauren Walsh, Eve Mauro, and Sarah Scott. Each of the four actresses are incredibly sexy, and there's a good bit of nudity in the film.
Cons: The story itself is weak, and entire concept of starting a website to pay off a life-threatening debt is laughable. There's no real character development, and the film concludes with plenty of unanswered questions. It was also mildly annoying that Luke's character sustains a major beating at the start of the film, but his bloody appearance never changes throughout the course of a week.
None of the performances stand out, save perhaps for a small contribution by Tom Sizemore (Heat, Natural Born Killers). It's also a bit misleading that Sizemore and Danny Trejo are on the DVD cover, yet both only get about two minutes of screen time each.
While it may have been shot better than most low-budget flicks, The Grind is still a film with weak writing and dialogue. The only redeeming factor was that there were four painfully hot women to keep you watching the movie. But even that only made the film halfway worth renting through Netflix. Unless you're a big fan of eye candy, give this one a pass.