Released: Feb 01st, 2001
Running Time: 145
Director: Pierre Woodman
Company: Private Media Group Inc
Cast: James Brossman, Heny, Nikky Blond, Ian Scott, Suzan Strong, Pascal St. James, Patricia Major, Christiane De Neville, Nicolette (I), Aijja, Angelina Sweet, Asian Shan, Sunny Blue, Others
Critical Rating: AAA 1/2
Lush cinematography, primetime soap opera Dynasty style and production value, plus the nicer-side-of-nasty-Euro-sex make Riviera 2 a good couples film.
This feature exploits every cliché about Cannes with dazzling visuals: sexy, beautiful bodies everywhere; casually initiated, hedonistic sexual encounters; the idle wealthy basking in the sun; gorgeous Mediterranean scenery; fancy sports cars; charming villas; impressive mansions; and European savoir-faire.
R2 is chock full of sex - moderately hot with some anal. Because narratives require some kind of misfortune, there is, of course, a dark side to all this easygoing sexual frolic under the sun. Incestuous overtones (one hetero threesome trompe l'oeil suggests that the daughter and her friend service the father) move the plot along. Aside from the dubbing, the sex scenes (mostly b/g and some b/g/g) are well done, and the picture for the outdoor scenes is especially sharp.