Amanda Seyfried, an actress I would never have imagined in this role, turns out to have been a wise choice. She looks plainer here (above, with Adam Brody, who plays a much-less-hairy Harry Reems) than I've ever seen her, blond hair made brunette, but with her usual freshness intact.
Woody Allen's recent Blue Jasmine) enough ammunition to fire off fine characterizations. These include Sharon Stone (above), quite memorable as Linda's mom, and Robert Patrick, quieter but no less impressive, as her dad.
Bobby Cannavale (above, center), Chris Noth (left) and Hank Azaria (right) to capture the sleaze factor -- which they do with humor and abandon. Note the scene in which the three gasp at Linda's special ability, and then Cannavale asks her hubby/agent, Chuck Traynor, played by Peter Sarsgaard (below, left), whose at-home sex tape the three are currently viewing, "Can she do that with a big dick -- no offense to you, buddy."
JamesFranco (below) makes the perfect Hugh Hefner (in his heyday) and JunoTemple provides a nice combination of sleaze and rationality at Linda's best friend who initially seems to be leading her away from the straight-and-narrow but who later tries to get her back on track.
Wes Bentley (excellent as the kindly photographer trying to get her to relax), she'll steal your heart.
Meanwhile, Lovelace -- from Radius TWC and running a swift 92 minutes -- opens this Friday, August 9, in theaters, on VOD and via iTunes.