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Casual Sex? (1988)

R | | Comedy | 22 April 1988 (USA)
While attending a singles retreat, two female friends-- one promiscuous, the other unlucky with men-- share their philosophies on love, sex, men, and dating in the wake of the 1980s AIDS epidemic.

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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 Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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A lighter look at what happens in the dark. See more »

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$12,277,096 (USA)
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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 »

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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 »

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Ilene: Haven't you ever had an orgasm?
Melissa: Oh, yeah, sure-- No, not really. I mean, not with someone else in the room.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Jeff Goldblum/Aerosmith (1993) See more »

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(No More) Casual Sex
Performed by Kid Creole and The Coconuts
Written by Kid Creole (as August Darnell) & Stony Browder, Jr.
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Pleasant, light entertainment
30 November 2001 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

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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