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Lap Dance (2014)

R | | Drama | 5 December 2014 (USA)
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An aspiring actress makes a pact with her fiancé to take a job as an exotic dancer to care for her cancer stricken father. Once the pact the couple made is broken, their lives are changed forever. Based on the true story of director Greg Carter and his girlfriend prior to their moving to Los Angeles in 2005.

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Greg Carter

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Greg Carter (screenplay), Greg Carter (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
K.D. Aubert ... Jade Lee
Briana Evigan ... Tasha
James Remar ... Patrick Moore
Nia Peeples ... Kelly
Carmen Electra ... Lexus
Omari Hardwick ... Dr. Don Cook
Stacey Dash ... Dr. Annie Jones
Mariel Hemingway ... Aunt Billie
Obba Babatundé ... Roscoe
Lynn Whitfield ... Momma Pearl
Omar Gooding ... Black
Ali Cobrin ... Monica
Kenny Wormald ... Ray
Quinton Aaron ... Himself
Wesley Jonathan ... Himself
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An aspiring actress makes a pact with her fiancé to take a job as an exotic dancer to care for her cancer stricken father. Once the pact the couple made is broken, their lives are changed forever. Based on the true story of director Greg Carter and his girlfriend prior to their moving to Los Angeles in 2005.

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Fast money comes at a dangerous price See more »

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Rated R for sexual content/nudity, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Monica See more »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Briana Evigan and Robert Huffman also worked together in Step Up 2: The Streets (2008) See more »

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When Monica meets Dr.Cook her spectacles changes position between shots. See more »

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Take it Home
Performed by Low Blow
Composed by Lenny "Step" Bunn and Timothy Dancy
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Won't please any audience...
11 December 2014 | by natashabowiepinkySee all my reviews

If you're going to make a movie about Lap Dancing, AT LEAST have the common courtesy to hire an actress who seems willing to take her kit off and can, ya know, 'dance'. The female lead here seems to want to maintain her 'purity' when it comes to shedding her togs... Which is great. More power to her. The problem is, in a film about topless ladies writhing around on sweaty men with seductive music playing in the background, it stands out a mile when the main star a) Keeps her lingerie on at all times and b) can't move sexy to save her life. Let's face it... With that front cover, and that title, you expect there to be more flesh on display than the pitiful amount here.

No, the director seems to think we'd be more interested in soapy histrionics, so there are sub plots about our budding exhibitionist's love life going down the crapper due to her new career, and her dad stuck in a hospital bed dying of terminal cancer. Boring, boring, boring. Words cannot express how bland and clichéd this stale material is... Yet the way the director dives into it, you'd think it was Oscar calibre stuff. Talk about deluded. If you're looking for I'll-just put-my-hand-in-my-pocket-for-a-couple-of-hours kind of flick, try your local specialist shop... Or just search online...

If you're after something that deftly combines the heartbreak of a failing relationship, and the loss of a parent into a wonderful tapestry of human emotion for the ages... Man, did you take a wrong turning!! 3/10


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