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Just a little harmless sex

Threat advisory: Low - Low risk of entertaining activities

Movie propaganda

What would you do if the police called you to bail your husband out of jail because he got caught with his pants down... with a hooker?

On his way home - after having birthday drinks at a strip club with the boys (Jonathan Silverman as Danny and William Ragsdale as Brent) - Alan (Robert Mailhouse) picks up a beautiful damsel in distress. Unfortunately her idea of returning the favour lands Alan in jail for lewd behaviour... because she is a prostitute! Bailed out - by his wife Laura (Alison Eastwood), Alan makes a last ditch effort to save his marriage by tracking Laura and her gal pals down at a local bar. And with the help of a few tequila shots, he and his buds ignite a powder keg of emotions with Laura, her friends and her mother (Lauren Hutton as Elaine) by revealing secrets, infidelities and unrequited loves - not to mention instigating a jaw-dropping strip show and a duke 'em up bar brawl!

Persons of interest

  • Alison Eastwood .... Laura
  • Rachel Hunter .... Marilyn
  • Lauren Hutton .... Elaine
  • Tito Larriva .... Chuey
  • Jessica Lundy .... Terianne
  • Robert Mailhouse .... Alan
  • Michael Ontkean .... Jeff
  • William Ragsdale .... Brent
  • Jonathan Silverman .... Danny
  • Kimberly Williams .... Alison
  • Robin Blazak .... Cyndi The Drive-By Hooker
  • Nuno Bettencourt .... Vince The Pizza Guy
  • Roger Mills .... Screenwriter
  • Marti Noxon .... Screenwriter
  • Rick Rosenthal .... Director

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

Just a little boring movie.

Somewhere in the pre-production stage of this film someone forgot to do a reality check, hence the low-budget production values, the moribund pace and the wooden acting. If you were silly enough to see Restaurant then you will understand that this Just a little harmless sex might as well be the same film. If you haven't seen it then I will elaborate.

Man loves wife so has sex with stranger, wife leaves so man tries to get wife back. Man's outrageous friend and quiet friend offer him support. Wife's outrageous friend and quiet friend offer her support. Man and his friends go to tacky bar. Wife and her friends go to tacky bar. Everyone gets drunk. Everything gets resolved according to the most not-like Hollywood scheme (ie man and wife don't get back together, outrageous friends get back together, quiet friends go wild for the night).

And what's wrong with having a resolution that's not-like Hollywood? I will tell you. These are the post-modern noughties: every story has been told and everyone knows how they end. Making a film that tries to be completely not-like Hollywood creates a cliché that's as bad as Hollywood itself.

Plus this film is really boring. Sheesh.

I have already said more about Just a little harmless sex than it deserves. Don't bother seeing it because there's no point. Unless you want to see some really bad make-up jobs for a make-up school presentation, then this is a good example.

Security censorship classification

M (Sexual references, low level coarse language)

Surveillance time

91 minutes (1:31 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

VHS rental: 7 June 2000

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