(1995) from Tuna
|Smooth Operator (1995) is
a soft-core video romance novel. A successful business woman (Megan
Hughes) decides to work out and flatten her tummy, and takes a tip from
her secretary (Candace Camille Bender) on a gym and personal trainer. We
see all three Bs from Candace as she gets very personal training indeed.
The trainer, has no shortage of muscles, ambition, charm and sex drive.
Hughes hires him to train her at her house, and he seduces her, with the
idea of bettering his life. The relationship costs Hughes a promotion
she was counting on. I won't reveal the ending, other than to say that
it is a romantic and happy one.
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This is targeted at the couples market,
which is to say that it has enough flesh from both Hughes and Bender
to keep men watching, but has themes, stories, and romance to engage
women as well. (For those guys half asleep, watch this with your
girlfriend, and get laid for sure). The acting seems a little
un-natural in parts, and there was some very annoying orange lighting,
but, all in all, this was a good genre effort.
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a C. OK genre effort, the genre being
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