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Laura is a 19-year-old university freshman who desperately wants to do well in school. She works a part-time job but cannot make ends meet. One evening in which she is short of funds, she answers a personal ad online by "Joe," 57, who seeks a female student for "tender moments." The pay is 100 euros per hour. Laura pledges to do this just once, and three days later, she goes to a hotel room with Joe. And then her spiral begins.Written by
Tepid Portrayal of a Financially Desperate Student
Under the title "Student Services", I watched this film, not realizing it was a made-for-TV-movie based upon a true story.
The actress who portrays the main character, Laura, acquits herself fine. She plays a college student who has trouble paying her bills, so she turns to adult on-line ads to find meet men who will pay her for sexual favors.
The film is not erotic. Laura, for the most part, detests what she does.
The film may have been designed to put forth a political point of view--that too many students have financial problems, so they turn to illegal activities. Someone who lives in France might understand a political solution to this French problem, but others probably will not.
It is certainly no documentary. And it does not try to be.
As a drama, it offers little that is new to the genre, and Laura's path is marked by detours and confusing behavior, defusing the drama.
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