July 19, 2018

Barefoot

Posted on June 1, 2018 by in Movie Reviews

This movie is all about sex, inferred sex, not actual sex.

Rating: B+

*Our NEW Rating System: A is excellent, B is good and anything less than that doesn’t get talked about here, because there’s nothing good to say.

Audience:  It’s suitable for adults and mature adolescents.

Jay Wheeler (Scott Speedman) is a handsome playboy capable of wooing the women of Los Angles with his charismatic banter and physical sex appeal. The very first scene shows him putting on his jeans in a sparsely decorated “bachelor” pad. Then cut to the bed and a beautiful young woman is just waking up. He notices her stirring and the first thing he says to her after an inferred night of passion is “would you mind locking the door on your way out?” She sits up in the bed obviously nude, but covered with a top sheet and asks demurely, “so you’re not going to buy me breakfast then?” Without a moment’s thought he says “Naw”, and leaves her there, dejected. I thought to myself, I never did that he must be crazy. I wasn’t too far off.

Jay works in a psychiatric hospital mopping floors as part of his probation. Another reason he works there is because they have a strict door control security system that keeps the thugs working for his bookie out, because Jay is a degenerate gambler who never wins enough to pay off his debts. It seems he likes to bet on the ponies and he can’t pick a winner to save his life.

One day he’s moping the floors in the front lobby when he hears a commotion and sees the doctor in charge of the hospital trying the check in a new patient who’s not real clear on what’s going on. The beautiful nubile waif, (Evan Rachel Wood), Daisy has been picked up by the police and referred to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. She is totally beautiful and when Jay sees her he is intrigued by her physical beauty and her lack of shoes.

Not long after her arrival, Daisy is being examined by a fake doctor (the night shift security guard) and Jay hears her distress. He intervenes on her behalf by knocking out the deviant and calming her fears. As he leaves her room she decides to follow him. He knows that he will be fired for hitting the security guard, so he’s leaving the hospital and Daisy slips out of the security door behind him. She’s standing in the wet parking lot in her night clothes with no shoes or anything else to her name. He tries to get her to go back to the hospital, but in her innocent manner she convinces him to let her tag along with him.

This is where the laughter and adventures begin.

They range from a strip club in Los Angeles to a refined wedding party in the highest social setting of New Orleans. These two unlikely companions learn about disappointment, hardship, trust and finally love. I found this moving to be funny on several different levels with a happy ending.

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Watch the trailer HERE…

Starring

Evan Rachel Wood
Scott Speedman
Treat Williams
Kate Burton
J. K. Simmons

Now Showing: On Amazon Prime and other digital platforms.

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