"The Grass Is Always Greener on the Other Side"
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Strangely compelling, QUID PRO QUO is a story about the grass always being greener on the other side. The twists in the story reveal hidden layers within the two lead characters. Regrettably, the movie contains some strong foul language and strong sexual content that guarantees a low box office.
(HH, B, Pa, C, LL, V, SS, N, AA, D, MM) Strong, slightly mixed, humanist worldview where a psychological, humanist explanation is given for a miracle, with some moral and pagan elements reflecting compassion and hedonism, respectively, plus protagonist has a Catholic priest as a friend, which seems to lead him into believing in a miracle, but the miracle is debunked; 10 strong obscenities (including about four “f” words and four light profanities; violence includes car crash that is heard more than actually seen and woman angrily tosses shoes at her lover during an argument; depicted fornication in one scene, implied fornication in another scene, passionate kissing, and woman tries to seduce man but he cuts her off because he is still pining for his ex-girlfriend; naturalistic upper male nudity in a few scenes; alcohol use and woman has argument with her mother, who’s an alcoholic; smoking; and, strong miscellaneous immorality includes envy, jealousy, deceit, and woman takes an important item from protagonist to extort his cooperation in a scheme.
Part character study and part mystery thriller, QUID PRO QUO is a strange but compelling story about the handicapped and people who envy them. It has some strong negative content in it, however.
A paraplegic since a tragic auto accident took the lives of his young parents, Isaac Knott is a talk show host for a local public radio station in New York City. An anonymous tip from someone calling herself Ancient Chinese Girl turns Isaac onto a hospital rumor about a person asking a hospital doctor to amputate their legs. Another tip leads Isaac to a secret group of normal people who like to pretend that they are handicapped.
Finally, the Ancient Chinese Girl reveals herself. She is a beautiful blonde named Fiona, who confesses to Isaac that she also is a handicapped “wannabe.” Isaac and Fiona begin a torrid relationship. Then Isaac buys a pair of old-fashioned shoes that enable him to walk when he wears them. More fantastic revelations follow.
Strangely compelling, QUID PRO QUO is a story about the grass always being greener on the other side. The twists in the story reveal hidden layers within the two lead characters. Regrettably, the movie contains some strong foul language and strong sexual content that guarantees a low box office. Also, a psychological, humanist explanation is given for a “miracle” that occurs.