Nicolas Cage's directing debut is the torrid tale of a gigolo trying to get
out of the business and the manipulative mama who keeps pulling him back in.
New Orleans, 1981. After a brief stint in the army, 26-year-old Sonny
Phillips (James Franco) returns home to Bourbon Street to bid farewell to his
mother, down-at-the-heels brothel-owner Jewel (Brenda Blethyn), who taught
him everything he knows about pleasing the ladies. Ashamed of his past and
worried about the future Sonny's been turning tricks since he was 12
and knows full well that hustling is a young man's game Sonny plans to
move to Texas City and make a fresh start working in a...