Dispatched to an elderly professor, a sociology student who moonlights as a high-end escort finds her latest client less interested in sex than in cooking her soup, talking, and playing old Ella Fitzgerald records. Eventually, night gives way to day and a tense standoff with the student’s insanely jealous boyfriend; but nothing is quite as it appears on the surface. Are these characters – who conjure in one another the spectres of regret and roads not taken – meeting by chance, or is it fate? Is this love, or merely something like it?
“What the total absence of outrage accompanying the announcement of this movie tells us is that Jackson’s seduction is still a living force, operating from beyond the grave,” Dan Reed wrote in a new op-ed.