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Just a Little Harmless Sex (1998)

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A strictly monogamous man stops to help a stranded female with a broken down car. In gratitude she offers oral sex, when he reluctantly accepts. However, just as they get involved, the cops... See full summary »

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Rick Rosenthal

Writers:

Marti Noxon, Roger E. Mills (as Roger Mills)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alison Eastwood ... Laura
Rachel Hunter ... Marilyn
Lauren Hutton ... Elaine
Tito Larriva ... Chuey
Jessica Lundy ... Terrianne
Robert Mailhouse ... Alan
Michael Ontkean ... Jeff
William Ragsdale ... Brent
Jonathan Silverman ... Danny
Kimberly Williams-Paisley ... Allison (as Kimberly Williams)
Robin Blazak Robin Blazak ... Cyndi the Drive-By Hooker
Nuno Bettencourt ... Vince the Pizza Guy
David La Mano David La Mano ... HiJinx Bouncer (as David LaManno)
Pat Murphy Pat Murphy ... Flaccid Guy
Tom Pettit Tom Pettit ... Married Guy
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Storyline

A strictly monogamous man stops to help a stranded female with a broken down car. In gratitude she offers oral sex, when he reluctantly accepts. However, just as they get involved, the cops arrive and it turns out that the woman is a known prostitute. The man is arrested and is forced to call his wife at 3 AM to bail him out. A few days later he is evicted from his home by his wife. His best friends question how he could have been so naive. Meanwhile his wife and her friends plan their own night out with full sexual plans. Meanwhile the men decide that an apology is at hand. Arriving home, instead of his wife, he finds his mother-in-law. Eventually the guys, girls, and mom all end up together in a night club that brings all the events to a head. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive sex-related dialogue, language and sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Isn't It Romantic? See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$46,231, 13 June 1999

Gross USA:

$66,194

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$66,194
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Isn't It Romantic, Miss Q See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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He says, she says
17 April 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Alan (Robert Mailhouse) and Laura (Alison Eastwood) are married. After a night at the strip club with the boys, Alan picks up a stranded motorist. She turns out to be a hooker and he gets arrested for a bj. Laura throws him out. Brent (William Ragsdale) and Danny (Jonathan Silverman) are his friends. Allison (Kimberly Williams-Paisley) and Terrianne (Jessica Lundy) are her friends. Danny considers that it is "Just A Little Harmless Sex".

This is a lot of he says, she says. The structure is too static which makes it kinda boring. The dialog ranges from sitcom level to rom-com level to sometimes a little deeper. While I love most of these actors, Danny is a superficial douche and Brent is also one to a lesser extent. Alan and Laura are a bit too bland. Allison holds some potential because of her feelings. In the end, there is no compelling story and there is simply no tension.


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