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The Girlfriend Experience

Rated R for sexual content, nudity and language.

R In Theaters 05/22/2009 , 77min.
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Viewer score based on 20 ratings
Critic score based on 26 reviews

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June 11, 2009
I ************ ?The Girlfriend Experience?, my first venture into ?pay for view? on TV. What an interesting film. So permeated with the angst of modern life. Recent history with its references to the recent election and the financial melt down. You know both are taking place somewhere off screen but you, the viewer are caught up in the lives of Christine and her boyfriend, both for hire to
June 10, 2009
If this had been called a documentary, I might have enjoyed it, but as a motion picture, it was a bust. (Not meant as a pun). It was a real snorer and most people around me were watching with their eyes closed. I give this a "no star rating"
May 31, 2009
Technically beautiful, this movie is full of beautiful but souless people for whom advancing their own agenda seems to be the only point. The time frame is the very recent past, with economic collapse looming; all of the characters seem to be scurrying to gain a foothold. I could have easily sympathized with this if any of them had been less than despicable. The action (or non-action) was
May 30, 2009
The Girlfriend Experience sounds like it could be interesting but isn't. The storyline never goes anywhere and the acting is poor by most of the actors in the movie. Also the ending is bad, nothi happened. This movie never makes up its mind about weather it wants to be a scripted documentary or a movie. Don't waste your time on this
May 24, 2009
The movie is boring, slow, and based on a sickening subject

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

Washington Post
The film manages a career-spanning panache: Soderbergh taps into the nervy impulses of his earliest endeavor, "sex, lies and videotape" as well as "Ocean's Eleven." The Girlfriend Experience has something to elevate and exasperate fans of both. Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
When the turmoil of the last 12 months has receded and the 10th-anniversary deluxe collectors edition comes around, this strange, numb cinematic experience may seem fresh, shocking and poignant rather than merely and depressingly true. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
It's hampered by a listless quality and a one-note performance by porn-star-turned-actress Sasha Grey. Full Review
Dana Stevens
Though the result is thematically slight, it's structurally sophisticated enough to reward a second viewing (or at least, unlike Grey's previous work, to be watched all the way through). Full Review
James Berardinelli
Voyeurism is a favorite pursuit of Americans, and The Girlfriend Experience works in large part because it indulges that pastime. The fascination with the film is that it offers an arm's-length opportunity to peer through a peephole into a lifestyle that will be exotic and alluring to most in the audience. Full Review

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