This is under Z because of the pimp who hired Guy.
Director: Lisa Addario, Joe Syracuse
Writer: Lisa Addario, Joe Syracuse (Screenplay)
Starring: Jason Biggs, Janet Montgomery, Ashley Tisdale, Bria L Murphy, Jenny Mollen, Steven Weber, Adrian Voo
Plot: Guy Carter is an award-winning graduate student of architecture. He’s got a beautiful wife and a baby on the way. The problem? He doesn’t have “his ducks in a row,” which only fuels his doubts about being a good father. Guy has been trying to find work in his field for a year with no luck. At wit’s end, his wife Anne finds him a job as a ‘driver’ on Craigslist. Guy shows up for the interview thinking he’ll be delivering pizzas, but quickly realizes it’s a job driving prostitutes.
Tagline – Every job has pros and cons
Runtime: 1 Hour 32 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Verdict: Gets Good Laughs
Story: The Escorts starts as Guy (Biggs) an architecture hasn’t managed to find a job in this field, with his pregnant wife Anne (Mollen) is running out of insurance, Anne pushing Guy into answer a Craigslist job as a driver.
Guy gets the job with Zoley (Yarbrough) hiring him to drive Nikki (Montgomery) around, she is a hooker and Guy finds himself working as her driver for a night, which would see him make serious money, in a world that he wouldn’t have even stepped into.
Thoughts on The Escorts
Characters – Guy is an architecture graduate who has lost his job, he has struggled to find a new job in the same field and with a baby due in weeks, he needs to find a new job before the health insurance runs out. He is talked into taking a job from Craigslist which sees him driving prostitutes around with a potential pay day that could cover everything he needs, he must enter this world even if he isn’t prepared for what comes his way. Nikki is the prostitute that Guy picks up, she isn’t happy having a new driver, but over the night teaches Guy this lifestyle and slowly lets him learn about who she really is. Fallon and Jaxi are two other prostitutes that comes on the night out, they know Nikki is the boss and will do the risker jobs in the show.
Performances – Jason Biggs has made this style of comedy work for him for years now, he works well through the film always looking out of place. Janet Montgomery as the lead of the escorts does a great job, she is filled with confidence even if you can see a different side to her inside. Ashley Tisdale and Bria L Murphy both get to have a lot of fun in their roles without struggling.
Story – The story follows a father-to-be who must take any job he can find in an attempt to keep the insurance his family requires, the first job he finds means he will be driving prostitutes around. This story does only go over one night which helps see the chaos that Guy finds himself in only adding to the laugh, with the calls from his wife only makes us laugh more. Seeing how the prostitutes act shows how they are in control of everything going on. Mixing everything together we are happy with what happened we have people from different worlds getting the laughs required. The film is based on a true story, it is very difficult to believe this is real in anyway though.
Comedy – The comedy does come from the idea that the two different worlds collide, especially with how out of place Guy looks through the night.
Settings – The film takes Guy around the city for the night which does show him how life can be very different in the closed doors in city.
Final Thoughts – This is a comedy that gets enough laughs to keep us happy with the laughs that has a cast which works for the characters.
Overall: Fun comedy.