Its set in the 70s and tells the story of a young man's rise to fame in the adult entertainment world because of his one and only attribute. Marky Mark is the young man. Burt Reynolds is the pornographer named Jack Horner. Julianne Moore plays a porn star who befriends and loves Marky Mark in a maternal way. And there is also a new young actress with a great body who never takes off her roller skates. A few other well-defined characters round out a series of interrelated stories.
The 70's settings are perfect and I felt an authenticity thats rarely found in retro pieces like this. I think it gives an accurate picture of the craziness of that particular period of time, including the recreational drug use and eight-track tape music.
One thing I liked is that the film never tried to be anything it wasn't. It wasn't a serious drama. It wasn't a silly comedy. It wasn't a story about the wages of sin. It was just simply an interesting story and I liked it.
I am pleased to say I was wrong!!
In a very elite cast, I thought Mark Wahlberg, as "Dirk Diggler" aka John Holmes, the well-endowed porn king who winds up a hapless coke addict "stole the show". Growing up in this "era", it was very nostalgic to see Hi-Fi's, 70's hair, and the soundtrack brought back the whole era, along with a story of people who extended themselves past their most essential limit- that of self-control.
I rated it a "5 of 5"; to all who enjoy it, "54" is a must-see, also!!
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