Close Enough to Touch is an example of couples erotica, specificallyof the "limited plot, long
on nudity" variety. It is about two families who live next to each other in
suburbia. Family one consists of single mother Toby Miller and her ripe daughter
Tracy Ryan. Family two includes workaholic lawyer Bobby Johnston, his alcoholic
cheating wife Monique Parent, their wannabe fashion model, nude model and bad
girl Brandy Montegro and their son Jason Schnuit, who is in law school, but
really wants to be an artist. Sebastien Guy is Jason's friend, and Riley Jordan
is an attorney who has gone to work for Johnston.
What follows are complete spoilers.
Jason Schnuit and Tracy Ryan have been an item, but her mother doesn't
approve, and he is tiring of the relationship. Brandy Montegro is screwing her
current photographer. Monique Parent puts the moves on Sebastien Guy, and Bobby
Johnston does Riley Jordan. In round two, Monique Parent can't get laid, Toby
Miller does Bobby Johnston, Tracy Ryan fantasizes about Brandy Montegro and
Jason Schnuit does Riley Jordan. In round three, Riley Jordan quits the firm and
the screwing around, Bobby Johnston and Monique Parent end up alone together,
Jason Schnuit trades his BMW for a Harley and heads off to play easy rider,
Sebastien Guy brings out the best in Brandy Montegro and they become an item,
and Toby Miller and Tracy Ryan bravely face the future looking for love.
IMDb voters rate in below three, undoubtedly for the quality of the plot, which never
consists of more than a few lines of dialogue followed by a lengthy sex
scene. On the other hand, the copious nudity is photographed well and there is simulated sex
from five identifiable women in good light, thus easily meeting minimum genre
requirements for softcore couples erotica.
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explanation, because the grading is not linear. For example, by
our definition, a
C is solid and a C+ is a VERY good movie. There are very few Bs
and As. Based on our descriptive system, this film is a:
It's basically just sex scenes with a flimsy pretext to link them
together, but there's no skimping or cheating on the softcore