1995 Movie. Nicolas Cage won the Best Actor Academy Award for his portrayal of Ben Sanderson.

Elisabeth Shue played opposite him as an experienced yet soft prostitute.

The love story is unique in its foundation of acceptance. If there is one, (and indeed I believe there to be), the message of this movie is full acceptance of a lover's wishes. The two characters do not attempt to change each other, and though this is the final undoing of their relationship, it is refreshing to see such loyalty.