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American Gigolo

Posted by martinteller on October 17, 2009

Sleek and stylish in that 80s-riffic way, but also very silly.  The film doesn’t know what it wants to be, and ends up being a thriller that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, and a romance that makes even less sense.  Both are resolved in a way that will make you say “wait, seriously?”, given the tone of everything leading up to the finish.  It’s too bad there’s no Schrader commentary on the DVD, I have a sneaking suspicion that the ending was one of those studio-mandated things after a bad test screening.  But it’s fun watching Gere go about his gigolo business, and there are some entertaining moments.  Rating: 6


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