Evolution of an artistic couple....
Bigtool4u | 07/21/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"My boyfriend and I were looking for "decent" erotic films to watch together, and he brought this one home with him. It is a gem among raunchy, erotic movies for the simple fact that it explores an artistic couples' growth and transformation, combined with titillating sex scenes, while remaining true to what most of us experience----hot, passionate sex, frustrating scenarios, clashing personalities, the ups and downs of being together in a truly monogamous relationship. In a world where we're told the only awesome sex is obtainable with random strangers and trashy babes, this film proves that the really scintillating sex goes on with creative, monogamous couples. It's not an Academy Award-winner by any means, but it is erotic and it does have morals. What an interesting combination!"
Saved from total garbage by Kari Wuhrer.
Eric | 09/21/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I'm feeling a little kind today. So much so that I'm giving this film a slightly higher rating than it really deserves. That, and the fact that it stars Kari Wuhrer, a drop-dead gorgeous actress/singer who has the uncanny ability to brighten most movies she's in. So it's without surprise she happens to be the only bright spot in this otherwise awful drama about a painter who has, uh, painter's block.This painter's played by Stephen Shellen, who has the uncanny ability to annoy and sound like he wants to be intentionally annoying even when he doesn't really mean to. It sure as heck doesn't help his character is written as a "confused" individual, basically meaning he's a complete psycho. That's right, he tears up paintings when he has no artistic inspiration, he refuses to have sex with girlfriend Kari (that's the biggest no, no), and has some incredibly hilarious speeches about how there can be depth and meaning found in desiring a cupcake. This painter eventually finds inspiration by rolling paint over both his and his girlfriend's bodies, then making love on top of some paper. The act looks pretty nasty, and the movie doesn't make it seem much more erotic, even with Kari Wuhrer involved (meaning if she can't make this look sexy, then someone like Chasey Lain would still probably only be marginally more successful).Kari Wuhrer happens to deliver the movie's only decent performance (and with three people total, that can't help very much), evoking sympathy as the girlfriend who has to stomach this painter's attitude. She also happens to show a LOT of nudity, always a plus, but unfortunately, only three of these scenes happen to not involve paint (but three good nude scenes from Wuhrer make this into a somewhat bearable watch). This movie's pretty much your typical case of artist who find his inspiration from the most unexpected place, but lacks the benefit of good direction and writing, (mostly) good acting, and even a good soundtrack, which is so grating you'll want to turn the sound off. By the end, you find out nothing of importance has happened, except that Kari discovers she can paint rather well. If you're a Kari Wuhrer fan, then this MIGHT be worth watching for a dollar, but no more. Without her, my rating for this film would plummet like a rock.