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Released: Nov 01st, 2003
Running Time: 100
Director: F J Lincoln
Company: VCA Pictures
Cast: Venus (I), Barrett Blade, Tyce Bune, Daisy Chain, Steve Hatcher, Chloe (I), Evan Stone, Allysin Chaynes
Critical Rating: AAAA
Couples. Chloe fans.
A clever look at the what-if possibilities of minute changes in one's day, much like the mainstream Gwyneth Paltrow/John Hannah Sliding Doors of a few years back.
Chloe is awakened by her alarm clock, and is driving out of her driveway when (a) her cell phone rings and (b) Steve Hatcher rides his bike right in front of her. Thump. Hatcher just needs some tools to fix his bike, but a month later (via calendar-flip dissolve) he's managing her career, driving a hard bargain for her services before she laconically observes, "I didn't know I had a manager," and fucks him. But all is not well in Chloeville: a moment later Hatcher is horizontal with Allysin Chaynes - but after he pops, the whole vid goes in fast-rewind to frame one, and we start over.
This time, Chloe ignores the phone and misses Hatcher, and sees Daisy Chain, bereft because her druggie boyfriend kicked her out. A month later (via calendar-flip dissolve) it's Chloe and Daisy doing the horizontal mambo. And Daisy reprises the cheating-partner bit with Evan Stone. Stone burglarizes Chloe's house and takes Daisy with him. Chloe walks in, sizes things up, sighs, "When will I ever learn?" and collapses back on the bed as we go into fast reverse again.
This time she misses Hatcher and waves at Daisy - and meets Barrett Blade. A month later (via calendar-flip dissolve) she's his girlfriend, enjoying her privacy with him as they fuck on a chaise by his pool. And the betrayal is by housekeeper Venus selling sleazeball producer Tyce Buné their private videotapes, and fucking him in the bargain. Blade and Chloe get into a big argument, and then we go into fast reverse yet again for a witty shaggy-dog payoff.
Ingenious script by Patti Rhodes is well translated by director Lincoln. Baz's videography is razor-sharp with good use of mirrors and eye-catching angles, and music adds to the mainstream/couples-friendly feel.