Forever bungling private investigator Henry Brilliant (Chris Lemmon) has been hired by Maxine de la Hunt (Jean Simmons) to protect her step-daughter Marigold (Lea Thompson) during her trip ... See full summary »
After his mother dies and father goes to fight in World War II, a young boy moves in with his aunt and uncle who live in the countryside. Lonely and unhappy, he starts believing he has super powers. Then a "dead" man shows up.
Two girls go away to a holiday resort looking for a change of pace, hoping to meet some nice men for a change. They discover that they can't find the perfect man, and this forces them to reconsider thei attitudes to men in general. Written by
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According to 'Time Out', the film's source production was "originally a three-song sketch by Wendy Goldman and Judy Toll', it was then worked up into a play, and finally a screenplay, reflecting the new AIDS consciousness". See more »
During the scene with Melissa at the doctor's office, when she is being told of all the afflictions she has, the doctor incorrectly calls the AIDS virus "Acute Immune Deficiency Syndrome" instead of its correct label of "Acquired Immunnodeficiency Syndrome." See more »
Haven't you ever had an orgasm?
Oh, yeah, sure-- No, not really. I mean, not with someone else in the room.
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Movies like this never win awards, never top lists, are never hot topics around the water cooler (do people ever have powwows around water coolers in real life?). This is the kind of movie critics like to cite as evidence of the decline of Western Civilization, because they make easy targets: they don't change lives, and they have few defenders. But, leaving aside Western Civilization for a moment, I want to say a word for the underdog. I watched the tape today, and was struck again by my happy mood after watching it. The story is featherweight, the acting likable if sitcom-ish, and the ending is as sweet as you could ask. Andrew Dice Clay's performance is indeed surprisingly good, and the occasional forays into real dialogue about "the mating game" touch on real issues. "Casual Sex?" won't change your life, but it's a pleasant way to spend a few hours. If you care what the snobs think, just don't tell them.
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