Top critical review
2 people found this helpful
"Do you miss it, that life?" [the wife]
on 17 March 2016
This 2010 film, tells the story of an ex porn star who is struggling to provide for his wife and young son. When his female co-star from the past suddenly arrives, she offers him a lucrative film deal financed by the mysterious Vukmir. But without a script to go on, what has he let himself in for?
From the opening scene of a 5 year old boy watching a porn movie featuring his dad, you know this is going to be a difficult watch. Covering unsavoury topics such as graphic depictions of rape, necrophilia, suggested bestiality and child sexual abuse, this was always going to offend. But despite the hype, there is little here that has not already been covered in other films, but what this does is put them all together in a graphic and suggestive manner [however this is the censored version] [lose a *]. However, realism isn’t the name of the game as some of the plot lines are ludicrous and are simply meant to shock which wouldn’t be a bad thing if the film didn’t pretend to make a real social statement [lose a *].
The single disc offers play, scene selection, set up [5.1, 2.0 default] and a film makers insight. Running at 95 minutes, this has 49 edits, although no full scenes are deleted –[having edited many of the scenes involving the children], but it still makes for disturbing viewing. I didn’t pick up on the social statement the filmmaker bleated on about, how everyone prostitutes themselves as wage slaves etc, even he admitted he made the film then looked for the justification for it.