A Perfect Ending
Watching "A Perfect Ending" was a lot like listening to my thirteen-year-old tell a story. "So when we got there, there was this guy and he was like tall, you know and then there was this other guy and... wait, first I have to tell you about this other part, before that. So there was this girl and like, kind of, I don’t know, and this thing happened to her and then... oh, hey, did you see how cute my shoes look with this?"
In other words, it was all over the place and, in the end, it was hard to figure out if the sum of the parts amounted to anything other than each of the parts on their own. I’m afraid the answer is probably not.
(Spoiler alert. Though it doesn’t matter much...)
The story seems to be that a rich married woman, Rebecca, is bored with her husband and so, of course, this lesbian couple (friends, family, I don’t know because the filmmaker never tells us) recommends that she hire a female prostitute. She has never shown any interest in women. But hey, women have a better handle on the operating system, so, why not?
Meanwhile, there are these cutaways to a dark-haired woman sitting on a white floor with a white background with a vase of flowers and stacks of presents around her. Why? No idea. To add to the confusion, the film also cuts away to these "arty" close-ups of this and that for what seems to be no reason. Even by the end of the film no reason appears.
Someone in the film is also dying of cancer but we don’t know who because we only see the doctor when he is speaking to whoever the patient is. So, there’s that. And Rebecca does seek out a prostitute, call girl, as you like. But a young woman is sent instead of a woman her own age as Rebecca requested because the two working girls switched schedules. Rebecca acts appalled and sends her away.
Because of the switcheroo, when Rebecca calls and asks for the same girl, the older woman is sent and Rebecca casts her aside instantly.
This happens time and again before Paris (yes, the call girl’s name is Paris and we are never told her "real" name if there is one to be told) basically calls Rebecca’s bluff and kisses her. Sex ensues. Too much back-rubbing and hair playing, of course. And, lo and behold, they fall in love.
There is one saving grace here, Jessica Clark who plays Paris is gorgeous and not too bad of an actress.