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Wait..what twist ending? (SPOILERS?)


OK,

So I just got done watching this flick...super slow, semi interesting, semi raunchy yada yada. On an interview with Keanu and a few reviews it mentions this twist ending over and over, but not what it is.

Is the twist supposed to be the light and innocence shining through for these escorts and the relationship they have with Keanu budding? Am I totally missing it or what? Someone please explain it to me in Layman's terms...

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- Mike

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John is not just their driver, he is also kind of their pimp. Violet tells the men at the bachelor party that anything "extra" is cash only, when she pulls the credit card reader out of her purse. They give John his share of the cash when they return to the car. He gives Charles the credit card receipts.

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Gotcha, I think the reason it wasn't a twist for us was because we looked up a brief synopsis first and knew they were escorts and that he was their pimp or handler...

ahh...ruined the whole movie in that regard lol.

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- Mike

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Probably did. I didn't know of it beforehand. At that moment, I realized they are not "just friends".

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This twist actually got me and made me actually kinda enjoy this film

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Oh. I thought they were just giving him a tip. It looked like Violet only gave him one bill, like a $20 or something - she didn't hand him a wad of notes.

Are you sure the slick guy in the diner (who KR gave the receipts to) wasn't their pimp? Why would Keanu give him the receipts and act kind of subservient to him?

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Charles is the main guy but John is skimming.

What else is the surprise ending, then, if it isn't that John is skimming and getting the cash for the "extra acts" the girls are doing at the parties, for which they're not giving Charles his cut?

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I don't think John is the girl's pimp. He seemed to really care about them.
Not to mention that he also seemed kind of depressed with the life he was living, especially at the first parts of the movie. I think the reason that he stole the camera in the first place was to escape from his unhappiness, to see if there is some light at the end of the tunnel. He seemed happy with the camera, even showing it to the girls

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In the beginning of the film, they are giving John a hard time, being really annoying and I was thinking, "why is he with these girls? Violet is so abusive. Is she is girlfriend?" As the movie progresses, their relationship is revealed in more detail, that they actually hang out together, go to bars and visit friends...didn't his mom call at the end and ask him to bring them along? I'm not sure because I missed the caller ID.
The twist to me was the big reveal...that he was their driver, but it was more than just a professional relationship. It was like the beginning was what happened after the scene in the end.
Their day to day lives were on a loop...no wonder the camera was such an important part of the plot development. It broke up the boredom and revealed more of the characters.

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