'Secret Lives of College Escort' Review: Pilot Paisley Rose perfects her character in the mystery-thriller movie
With a well-written storyline and heart-touching performances, this Lifetime movie is about how good always triumphs over evil
Do you know the feeling when something is wrong but you are just not able to point your finger at what it truly is? You feel annoyed and restless. This is primarily the storyline of Lifetime's 'Secret Lives of College Escort'. This movie has some surprising elements in it which you definitely do not want to miss out on.
As far as 'Secret Lives of College Escort' is concerned it focuses on Eve (Pilot Paisley Rose) who is in her late teens and has recently gone through a traumatic experience and for related reasons the straight A grade student has lost her scholarship. However, she sees a shining ray of hope when she seizes a job opportunity nevertheless thinking that it is a fundraising company that is run by her aspiration Carla(Laurie Fortier). Soon we get to know that the fundraiser is just a facade and the god-sent angel Carla is not who Eve thinks her to be. Slowly, Eve unravels the truth when she gives in to clarifying the doubts she has been having.
Like I said earlier, Lifetime is pretty successful in telling intriguing stories, and ‘Secret Lives of College Escort’ is a worthy addition to that remarkable list. Although the title of the film is a huge giveaway but it still makes you clench your seats with some really captivating scenes. Helmed by Ashley Jones, the crisp writing of the film keeps you hooked to the screens and it certainly makes you feel nervous and emotional about the consistently horrific things happening with Eve. The story build-up is really amazing along with the extravagant set decorations. Lifetime movies are known for energetic storytelling and suspense, and this movie is no different.
When it comes to acting, Pilot Paisley Rose has nailed it in 'Secret Lives of College Escort.' It really highlights the fact that we have many underrated actors in the industry who are yet to be discovered and given the right recognition they deserve. Her character, Eve, is a timid innocent college girl who doesn't want to burden her mother (Alex McKenna) with the expenses of her college and wants to resolve them on her own. We also see a sense of righteousness in Eve which makes her character even more appealing and the audience will tend to feel sympathetic toward her. However, the story is also about true friendship, how one loyal friend can turn the world upside down if any harm comes to their friend. It would honestly be advised to watch it with your best pal to get the right feels. Meanwhile, Laurie Fortier as the villain, Carla, and Alex McKenna as Eve's mother have done an exceptional job in their roles. You can almost relate to them as the metaphorical angel and devil on Eve's shoulders.
DJames Jones, Chasty Ballesteros, and Briana Cuoco have done a commendable job as the supporting roles building Rose's character even stronger.
'The Secret Lives of College Escort' is a gripping crime thriller with good writing, great performances, and a warm ending that would really give you a feeling that no matter what the good will always triumph over evil or the bad in life.