Jody has arrived in Hollywood, fresh out of a New York film school with student awards in hand, and ready to get her film made. Problem is Jody can't get a job and can't get anybody to read her script. The only job Jody can get is as an editor at a porn production company. Still determined to get her film made, Jody attempts to use the studio's facilities, but the repercussions if she gets caught, might be more than she can handle.Written by
There are several porn scenes shown being shot or on an editing screen during this movie, but none of them show full male frontal nudity. However, Jamie Kennedy, who plays one of the actors shooting both of the movies within this movie, is not shown exposing his genitals during a porn sex scene, but instead is shown exposing his full genitals at a party, which is not a scene in either of the movies being filmed within this movie. See more »
[at the dinner table]
Daddy... what's a blowjob?
[cut to Little Jody over her father's lap, screaming as he gives her a spanking]
I couldn't say "blowjob" for *ten years* after that - let alone *give* one.
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Entertaining and Funny; At times, Shocking and Touching
I saw this at Slamdance and I really enjoyed it.
It's about a struggling filmmaker (Leelee S) who takes a job editing porn, but it's really more about her character's journey into her own issues (of the past and present) ... and the fact that this self-discovery takes place amidst the porn industry, well, that adds a good dose of humor and a bit of sex.
There's some laugh out loud moments, usually in the form of shock/crude humor or irony. There's also some drama and romance mixed in there, so it's honestly hard to classify it to one genre of film.
It's a lower-budget indie, but it has a great cinematic look with great performances by all the actors. Jamie Kennedy adds some air-headed humor, and Kristen Johnston adds some cutting humor (loved her). The actor opposite Leelee (Matthew Davis) initial appears as a jaded, cynical character, but of course, there is more beneath the surface and it's rewarding to see his character slowly unveil.
Fun movie, overall. Why an 8 and not a 10? I guess my only criticism is that I got a touch bored somewhere around the middle of the film. Perhaps the shock of the shock humor had lost it's shocking value by that point but we weren't yet to the meaty drama. I don't know. To me, it kind of lagged briefly before getting back on track.
But that's a small thing. Most of the time, I "found bliss" when watching FINDING BLISS.
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