Irina Palm

Irina Palm

DVD - 2008
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Maggie, a middle-aged widow, who is desperate to raise money to pay for her grandson's medical bills, takes a hostess job in a sex club.
Publisher: [United States] : Strand Releasing Home Video, [2008]
Edition: Widescreen ed.
ISBN: 9786312128380
6312128385
Branch Call Number: DVD IRIN PAL
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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Nursebob
Dec 31, 2016

Despite an oh-so-sober score by Belgian alt-rockers “Ghinzu” and an annoying habit of fading to black every five minutes, Director Sam Garbaski presents us with a simple hodgepodge of pathos, one-note comedy (how many times must we watch a prim and proper Maggie screw up her face as she grabs another willy?), and a tepid moral relativism that strives to make an ethical mountain out of a simple tug ’n pull. Everyone seems to be reading their lines off the back of a cereal box (or in the case of Kevin Bishop as Maggie's son, screaming them hysterically) and a ludicrous love interest between Maggie and her pimp-slash-manager Miki is probably the funniest schtick of all. A film that wants to wow us with an ultimate punchline or heartwarming revelation yet fails to deliver either one.

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Tonawandagal
Dec 07, 2012

Unique screenplay starring Marianne Faithful.

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dprodrig
Dec 13, 2011

The concept is really interesting - what would you do to save the life of someone you love? How far are you willing to go? The movie was alright, it had a lot of empty spaces, long glances, and the dialogue was natural in that it was believable but it didn't necessarily flow.

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