DirectorJames Toback Initial DVD releaseJanuary 25, 2005 Duration CountryUnited States
Release dateJune 6, 2004 (2004-06-06) (Lake Placid Film Festival)September 10, 2004 (2004-09-10) (US) CastNeve Campbell (Vera Barrie), Frederick Weller (Ford Welles), James Toback (Professor Hassan Al-Ibrahim Ben Rabinowitz), Alex Feldman (Alexei), Mike Tyson (Himself), Joelle Carter (Sam) Similar moviesThe Last Witch Hunter, Captain America: The First Avenger, Sliver, The Avengers, .45, Knock Knock TaglineRevenge is a dish best served hot.
Feeling ignored by her hustler boyfriend, Ford Welles (Frederick Weller), Vera Barrie (Neve Campbell) has begun numerous affairs. Ford, however, knows all about her affairs, but doesnt say anything. Believing he can capitalize on Veras promiscuity, Ford offers her to an Italian count named Tommaso (Dominic Chianese) in exchange for $100,000. Surprisingly, Vera agrees to the deal, though, unknown to Ford, she has a scheme of her own shes eager to put into motion.
When Will I Be Loved is a 2004 American drama film written and directed by James Toback and starring Neve Campbell. The film had a 35-page script and was mostly improvised throughout its 12-day shoot.
Feeling undervalued by her boyfriend, a young woman begins to explore her sexuality with other people.
The movie begins with a five minute treatment of a nude Neve Campbell masturbating with a shower nozzle, setting the tone for the movie.
Vera (Neve Campbell) is a femme fatale for the 21st century: a beautiful, capricious young woman living in New York who begins exploring the limits of her sexual and intellectual power. She picks up men on the street and has sex with them in her apartment. She also videotapes a sexual romp with a female lover, and has sexually frank discussions with her potential employer. As the daughter of wealthy, indulgent parents, Vera seems to be improvising her way through the beginning of her life as an adult.
Her boyfriend, Ford (Frederick Weller), is a fast-talking hustler prepared to do anything to make a buck. Aware of Veras promiscuity, Ford sees a chance to make big money when he meets an aging Italian media mogul, named Count Tommaso (Dominic Chianese), who is enamored of Vera because of her sexuality, her intelligence, and what he perceives as her naivete. Ford cooks up an idea to pimp Vera out to the Count for $100,000, easy money, if he can only talk Vera into it. Incredibly, she agrees. Everything appears to be going even better than planned.
But both men have gravely underestimated Vera, who has an agenda of her own. Ford and the Count unwittingly play right into her hands, and when her plan of deception and manipulation comes to fruition, the results are staggering.
Neve Campbell as Vera Barrie
Frederick Weller as Ford Welles
Dominic Chianese as Count Tommaso Lupo
Ashley Shelton as Ashley
James Toback as Professor Hassan Al-Ibrahim Ben Rabinowitz
Oliver "Power" Grant as Power
Mike Tyson as himself
Fred Weller appears in When Will I Be Loved and The Business of Strangers. James Toback directed When Will I Be Loved and Love and Money. Restless City (2011). Fred Weller appears in When Will I Be Loved and The Shape of Things. Neve Campbell appears in When Will I Be Loved and Panic.
When Will I Be Loved received generally negative reviews. The films holds a score of 32%, based on 73 reviews, on the review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes. Its consensus says "Neve Campbell bares all in this seemingly misogynistic trifle." Metacritic gave the film a 39/100 indicating "generally unfavorable reviews."
Despite being reviled by most critics, Roger Ebert gave the film four out of four stars, writing "When Will I Be Loved is like a jazz solo that touches familiar themes on its way to a triumphant and unexpected conclusion."