Why is she topless??? But thank you!!
In episode 2 of season 1, Melissa plays a...harem girl in waiting???---for an Arab prince or some such and is being interviewed. She is topless and in good light for a good minute or two, although certainly not sexual in nature, the scene is eye-catching. Though why she is not nude is beyond me.
I cannot bump this to three stars, but definitely two.
not as good as you think
The previous reviewer is, in my mind, far too generous in his assessment of Michelle Wililams' nudity in this movie. To wit:
The doggy style sex scene at 30 minutes in is barely worth mentioning, hardly with watching, and absolutely NOT worth taping. I would argue that there is no actual nudity from Michelle at all other than the right half (less than half actually) of her ass cheek at the start of the scene.
At 40 minutes, Michelle is topless (it is a medium shot, waist up only) in the shower and we see her breasts for about 7-8 seconds in good light. That rates 1-2 stars, at most. When Ryan Gosling soaps up her buttocks (and I am not 100% convinced it was not a body double, but the smooth shot and angles to when we we see her face would favour her authenticity) he really only fondles her for a few seconds, and we see 3-4 seconds of ass. That is not a three-star-worthy scene.
Finally, in the "fine, you can 'rape' me if you want to" scene, about 62 minutes in, he does expose her right breast, maybe fondles/sucks it (very unclear from the footage) and has awkward sex with Michelle, but other than her right breast we see little if any of her. In fact, I count less than 45 seconds of the scene where there MIGHT be nudity that I am missing.
Overall, two stars. Tops.
About 1:24 into this film, lead actor Stephen Dorff is making his way to yet another Hollywood-type party. He gets off the elevator and is just arriving at his hotel room/apartment when at the end of the hall, just outside on the patio, C.C. Sheffield (literally credited as "woman getting haircut") is doing just that...sitting on a chair/stool, smoking a cigarette....and completely topless. No words are even exchanged and there is no explanation for this scene, which lasts about 15 seconds. A medium shot in good light; boobs are clearly shown, but asexual (as opposed to non-sexual), as if the director said "Yeah, whatever, she's topless, she doesn't care if you see her. Take a good look and move on." And we do.
Nothing at all special about it, nothing erotic, nothing comic, just...nothing. You don't know why she's topless and after a moment you don't care.
Topless Blonde with Sailor Cap
At about 1:11 of this film, Stephen Dorff, having just re-entered his hotel room with his daughter, discovers a "naked" girl (Ramsey) in his bed, wearing nothing but (as advertised) a sailor cap. Although not surprised to see her, he has no time for her now and tells her so. It is a medium shot, in good light, but all we see are Ramsey's boobs (she covers her bottom half with a sheet and her long hair ALMOST obscures her lovely large nipples).
It is not a sex scene, and the nudity is less then 10 seconds. I cannot in all fairness give this more than a two star rating.
Ass too? Not so sure...look again
I finally saw this movie again recently and while I agree the lovely Miss Vincent is indeed topless throughout, I am not convinced she shows her ass in the scene with the principal. If you look carefully and play the video at slow speed, when the "full backal" is shown, at no point do we see Cerina's face. This is a classic cheat/tease/lie/deception from filmmakers which many of us have learned to spot. Although I will not say the ass in question is NOT Cerina's, the way the scene is shot leaves room for doubt. And any director who does cheat his audience this way automatically gets downgraded. Normally the nudity would rate three stars, but this ratches it down to two.
lower your expectations---and ONLY ONE breast
I think the other reviewers are being far too generous. Greta has a total of two nude scenes here, and shows comparatively little compared to what impression I get while reading their reviews.
1) At about 0:47, she and Harrison Ford start making out on her desk. He pulls down her bra to reveal her left boob, from the side and at some distance. It is not clear (to this reviewer anyway) that he actually sucks on her nipple itself (a close-up of which generates an automatic 3 star rating) as opposed to only the area around it, but it appears not. A close-up a few seconds later shows only her breast (and up to her face), with no stimulation from any outside source.
I am being generous when I say the nude part of this scene lasts maybe ten seconds.
2) Then at 0:54, a bedroom scene has the camera angle too close so that we presume she is naked but only see her face and upper chest. The next shot is indeed of her naked and showing her beautiful ass, lying in bed---but a long and not greatly lit shot, and almost from the side. The naked part of the scene lasts about 12 seconds and is one long static semi-lit shot.
So it's a very good movie with a shocking twist at the end (it was hard for me to follow all the plots, to be fair) but for 20 seconds of nudity, not worth renting for that. Two stars seems fair, and if Greta's ass scene above were half that length it would not even merit that.
it all adds up
Joe56 was rather thorough but not terribly accurate.
---The scene at 0:12 has Lauren in panties and NO top. But we see NOTHING. This is not a nude scene at all, by my reckoning.
---In the playground tube, Lauren exposes her LEFT breast, not her right. We cannot see her bush at all clearly.
---On the couch, we DO see her bush as Balfour takes off her panties, and her RIGHT breast pops out of her top. The scene automatically rates 4 stars because Balfour is seen ACTUALLY SUCKING her breast.
---The next scene, featuring wonderfully
clear bush shots, features Lauren's LEFT breast.
----You either missed or mistimestamped the next sex scene where Lauren has her breasts fondled by Balfour. It is about 45 minutes in, not 39. I cannot see her bush here but she is clearly naked with various parts visible at various times.
Overall, excellent film regarding Lauren Lee Smith's nudity, and the sexual activity, both implied and what we actually see, make this film worthy of the elusive (for me) four-star rating.
stripping to skinny dip
I don't agree with some of the other reviewers. From what I can see, Ms. Stowe appears in only one scene, where she takes off her clothes to skinny dip in the lake. This occurs about 23 minutes into the movie. She clearly shows her small breasts in good light for about 2-3 seconds. Then another shot (her face IS NOT in it so I always assume a body double which is an instant drop of a star) shows her disrobing completely. (Strangely enough only a bit of ass is shown in this shot.) But then, a long shot (not well lit but not terrible either) shows Stowe completely nude (I can make out breasts and bush in the version I saw) for a good five seconds. If the shot had been closer and in good light the scene would have rated 4 stars (assuming it was Stowe; I cannot be 100% sure it was her).
This confusion always results in a lower rating, as it should; we the viewers do not even know if we were cheated (which implies the body double shot may have also actually been Stowe) in the movie
Avoiding the shoulda/would/coulda dilemma, I think I am sticking with a middle of the road two stars, and hope my possibly too-long explanation allows the reviewer to make up his own mind.
mostly in bathroom
Right after the opening titles, we see Lara Daans in the bathroom with her robe open, but hard to see anything. However, two minutes later she walks out of the "baby's room" (complete with giant crib) in allegedly a dream sequence or flashback, her robe NOT opened enough to show her nipples, but more than open enough to reveal her lovely bush, a pleasant surprise this early on.
This sequence is immediately followed by her doffing the robe from the back, revealing her shapely ass, although in back light (and therefore the aforementioned ass is partially shadowed) and lowering herself into the tub. A careful viewer perusal below the water shows her pussy once again somewhat visible. Interspersed with a scene from her frantic husband in his car trying to call her, her character Dani lowers herself into the tub under the water (her breasts and pussy visible, if not perfectly clear, and in decent, but not great, light) before painfully committing suicide (the details of which are gruesome and not at all sexy).
This whole routine takes less than two minutes.
I am also not including the "dead girl in bathwater which is red with her blood" still shot a minute or so later.
Jump ahead to about 1:22 into the movie, after her psychotic homicidal cop lover confesses his sins to her, and we see her showering (literally trying to wash away his sins). We get to view her ass again as she is fully nude from the back but barely moving, for about five seconds, in medium distance but rather good light. A moment later, the same scene is a closeup where her ass is more prominent as the camera slowly moves in for an even tighter shot (this lasts less than a minute). After her lover continues his voiceover confession we see her in the "Thinker" position, still completely nude but from the side (meaning we can't really see anything), trying to reason out if she can live with what she has discovered. This scene (again, she is very still) takes about five seconds.
This body of work falls squarely halfway between ratings and I wish we could have half stars. But although not one of her nude scenes was a love scene, and the movie is quite upsetting and disturbing, and there is not a lengthy scene in the bunch, she DOES show breasts, butt, and most importantly, bush, so despite the brevity of scenes, I believe it should be given three stars. YMMV.
strip tease and post non -coital
At about 70 minutes in, Sunny Leone performs at a strip club the guys visit in order to meet her. The striptease is ordinary, not very erotic, and brief, and she ONLY manages to take her top off to reveal delicious but unfondled breasts for a few seconds.
A couple of minutes later, Matt, the lead character, exits a room where he and Sunny have been "alone for 5 minutes", apparently where she let him fondle her boobs even though she makes it clear beforehand that despite all his planning, they are NOT going to have sex. You see a VERY brief back/side glimpse of breast for a couple of seconds. That second scene drops her total exposure rating from a low two stars down to one. Absolutely NOT worth seeing this picture for the nudity.
internet photos only
At about 35 minutes in, Savannah Welch (at this point convincing us she is a real girl named Becca) has expressed interest in having sex with Matt, the lead character. When questioned as to her veracity (i.e. whether she has a penis), she amazingly proceeds to send 1-2 COMPLETELY nude pictures of herself over the internet. It is possible these have been photoshopped, as the girl is extremely flat-chested and the actress does not seem to be; on that basis alone, I bump a 2-3 star full frontal nude (since we cannot be certain it is her) down to one. As stated before: DO NOT watch this film for the nudity.
in bed, several quick shots
The other reviewer is right for the most part. But one of the things I admire about Julianne Moore is that as fantastic an actress as she is (and I cannot believe she hasn't won an Oscar yet), she is not afraid or embarrassed to take her clothes off for a movie. That alone puts her in the elite class of nude-yet-honourable actresses. I agree the nudity here is not up to her standards: at 45 minutes or so that right nipple peaks out from the bath for a few seconds; at about 58 minutes (her first bed scene with Mark Ruffalo), judicious use of the pause button might reveal a breast, and when she is interrupted by Luis the gardener, she is full "backal" on her knees, so we can see most of her lovely ass. Despite a couple more bed/nude scenes, I was unable to detect any of Ms. Moore's lovely attributes, but I hope that this "no nudity after 40" hangup is relegated to the dustbin of history if we can see Julianne Moore and others (Diane Keaton in Something's Gotta Give comes to mind) showing us that women over 40 (and even over 50!) can be beautiful and sexy as well!
Another Canadian movie without much substance, but at about 1:15 in, Cristin's character Sammy Smalls, still having issues about her body, is shown getting ready to get into a bath (whose I am not sure; she is alone or appears to be). She carefully has her arms shielding her nipples and crotch, but after a few seconds of inexplicably standing in that position, she then slowly turns and gets into the shower and closes the curtain. During those 3-4 seconds, we see her ass very clearly in a medium shot. A few minutes later, trying to overcome her fear of swimming (with a bum leg), she manages to sneak in the pool and we get two underwater shots of her swimming naked. In the first, with the proper use of the pause button, you can make out her breasts, butt and bush, from what I have to call a long shot, about 3-5 seconds long. In the second, only a couple of seconds, it is a closer medium shot, but only from above, so we can only see her ass (which she is trying to cover up during the stroke she is using). Barely a two star rating, although she is nude, and absolutely not worth watching the movie for.
In a scene that makes no sense, in a movie that makes no sense, about 1:09 in, Kristin's character (she has no lines and is simply listed as "naked girl") jogs (badly) down a street at night. Although not WELL lit, you can clearly see her beautiful breasts and bush, for the 4-5 seconds it takes her to move across the screen. If the scene had been longer or better lit, it would rate four stars for the pussy peek alone.
post coital discussion
About 4 minutes in, Elizabeth's character Cindy, having just finished sex with Tom Berenger, is told to roll over (or words to that effect). We see her right breast in medium and then long shot, barely qualifying for a star. It's there, it's bare, but you can barely make it out. A subsequent closeup shot has the breast covered.
Reviewer Curmudgeon was too generous. There are three nude scenes by Rachel, to be charitable. In only one is her breast CLEARLY exposed and visible, and I give a second star to Tom Berenger when he fondles her breasts in another scene, usually making it hotter, but withdraw the star when his hands do not move and her nipples are covered up, as well as noting the extremely poor lighting in the two (three?) sex scenes. Do not watch this for the nudity.
undresses for bed
The previous reviewer was far too scant. At about 56 minutes in, Kelly Macdonald's character Gina shyly but surely approaches Bill Nighy's Lawrence who can't sleep. She takes off her shirt (from the side) and climbs into bed with him and starts kissing him. Apparently, this director still thinks women make love with panties on. Overall a very sweet scene but quite brief and only worth two stars because it is Kelly.
I don't feel the previous viewer gave Lisa Joyce enough credit. About 25 minutes in, she is informed by Woody Harrelson's Cpt. Stone (with whom she just had sex) that he (meaning she, too) has to go. Somewhat reluctant to leave, she nevertheless gets up and starts dressing. She begins this COMPLETELY NUDE, which cannot be overemphasized. The scene is decently lit, not too far away, and we see breasts and bush for about 20-30 seconds. That deserves a three star rating and kudos, in my opinion, to Miss Joyce (and the director
Oren Moverman) since it could be argued that the scene did not "NEED" the nudity that was provided. I was very pleasantly surprised and only the briefness and slight filming distance of the scene keeps it from a top-rated four-star rating.
in bed at start
This was originally one star, because two minutes into this film, Jena's character is in bed with Ben Foster's Sgt. Montgomery, but while we do see an ass, he face is never sufficiently shown or turned to us, implying a body double. (And a zero star rating.) HOWEVER, towards the end of this scene (less than a minute total) we DO see her close up (in dark lighting) with her breasts and nipples showing, while making love.
If the ass is proven to indeed be hers, which is in doubt, this scene would merit perhaps a three star rating. But while she is topless, the scene is brief and poorly lit, meriting no better than two stars. (If someone re-reviews this in the future and confirms Jena's actual ass in the scene, I will ---if I figure out how---upgrade my rating.)
When an actress refuses to show us her face, we ALWAYS assume it's a body double. Why are we wasting our time here speculating whether or not an obvious body double is, in fact, a body double and not the real actress? This movie should have had one review and one rating: no stars. Why even bother having a nude scene if the actress is not in it?