Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Girlfriend Experience

Steven Soderbergh is an Academy Award winning director who often makes great films, but also finds the need to experiment and it is when he takes on these projects that he usually fails. The Girlfriend Experience is an example of one of these projects. It details the life of a high-priced call girl in NYC during the height of the 2008 presidential campaign as she meets with Wall Street clients involved in the bailouts. At home is her trainer boyfriend who seems satisfied with the life his whore girlfriend has chosen. The Girlfriend Experience is beyond and feels long even at its 78 minute length. The characters are uninteresting, the dialogue is uninspired and it seems like no effort was put into the filming.