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      Quid Pro Quo

      R Released Jun 13, 2008 1 hr. 21 min. Comedy Drama List
      58% 36 Reviews Tomatometer 54% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score A paraplegic (Nick Stahl) meets a mysterious woman (Leonardo Nam) who wants to be confined to a wheelchair. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Oct 05 Buy Now

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      Despite a stunning performance by Vera Farmiga, Quid Pro Quo never develops its effective parts into a convincing whole.

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      It doesn't know what it is or what it aims to do, but it's a fun watch, and Vera Farmiga is great. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review victor o I was browsing for something to watch and I noticed this. I'm not the biggest fan of Nick Stahl but I've seen him in plenty of good films. So, I decided to check this out. I'm also not a fan of Vera Farmiga but after watching this I wanted to see more of her in movies. Isaac, a man who has been paralyzed from the waist down since a car accident had killed his parents. All things considered, he's content with his life but he does what he can to make his life better. His job as a reporter gains his attempts at establishing a social life with people of a strange affliction. Able-bodied people who wish to be as disabled as he is. These people fascinate him but also repulse him to a degree, but none of that compares to meeting a woman from these meetings named Fiona. Fiona is a beautiful and charming woman that feels incomplete in her life and desires to be of a similar state as Isaac. It is her beauty and her fascination that charms Isaac as the two form a relationship. Over time it is realized that both are compensating for an unfulfillment in their lives as both are hiding something from each other. I got to say it is nice seeing Nick Stahl, the man is a decent actor that deserves more work. Vera Farmiga is simply stunning; despite her age, she comes across as a woman that is young at heart and convincingly plays a woman uncertain about so much in her life. She is supremely attractive composing herself with an air of mystery that kept me glued to my seat. The story itself was interesting in dealing with people who are disabled and those able-bodied who feel unfulfilled and need to be disabled. Not a great movie but interesting. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member While the film is elevated by Vera Farmiga stunning (as usual) performance, and the story itself is quite an interesting place to start, Quid Pro Quo failed to really connect to me while I watched it. There is a bit of lack of chemistry between the two leads. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 04/12/20 Full Review Audience Member I'm sure there are people in this world that want to live a life as a wannabe, but this is just f <*&#* up Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member This is one of the weirdest movies I've ever seen. The actors are great, the story is very original, and there are several twists to keep you guessing. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member what a strange movie. forgot paraplegic wannabes existed Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Alissa Wilkinson Paste Magazine The film, intimately shot, sidesteps exploitative potential, and the finely tuned screenplay obscures its titular theme (colloquially translated "tit for tat") in multiple layers of narrative and a hit of noir. Apr 12, 2016 Full Review David Fear Time Out Rated: 2/5 Nov 17, 2011 Full Review David Fear Time Out Chicago Rated: 2/5 Sep 15, 2011 Full Review Martin Tsai New York Sun Messrs. Ballard and Palahniuk employed such subcultures in their novels as metaphors to satirize consumerism and modernity. But in “Quid Pro Quo,” the cult of the wannabe disabled doesn’t stand for anything else. Apr 21, 2023 Full Review Mattie Lucas From the Front Row An enthralling, erotically charged drama that marks the terrific debut of a director that is most certainly a talent to watch. Rated: 3.5/4 Jul 6, 2019 Full Review Andrew L. Urban Urban Cinefile Strikingly original and spectacularly twisted, Quid Pro Quo is a gem. Two outstanding performances from Nick Stahl and Vera Farmiga provide riveting viewing Oct 18, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis A paraplegic (Nick Stahl) meets a mysterious woman (Leonardo Nam) who wants to be confined to a wheelchair.
      Director
      Carlos Brooks
      Executive Producer
      Mark Cuban, Jason Kliot, Joana Vicente, Todd Wagner
      Screenwriter
      Carlos Brooks
      Distributor
      Magnolia Pictures
      Production Co
      HDNet Films, Sanford/Pillsbury Productions
      Rating
      R (Language|Some Sexuality)
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 13, 2008, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 20, 2009
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $7.4K
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital
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