two films in one i suppose. the first half being the sort of official story and the second half being the authorized biography portion as told by lovelace. there’s plenty of controversy here, but i suppose no real great reason do mistrust what lovelace claims. namely, that she was abused and forced to participate in the most famous of all porno films. it’s sad for her that she is most well known for something she didn’t want to do and, even if she did, for something she did for literally only a couple weeks. i guess that’s the unfortunate nature of fame.
all that aside, the film itself is fine enough, but nothing special. it borrows from boogie nights and i think tries to be something good, but never really gets off the ground. seyfried is okay and sarsgaard is a little better. there is emotional resonance in the film and the story is a compelling one, it’s just not very well told.