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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful:

Wow! Best Erotic Film I've seen!

6/10
Author: Kryzak from California, USA
11 April 2001

Contrary to some of the bad reviews here, I actually gave this movie a 10/10 on a Erotic film scale (I have a different set of scales for this genre). Why did I do so? read on!

First of all, all the actor/actresses were very good looking, very "person next door" look, and have amazing bodies. I love how all of them could just be anyone's friends and not those unattainable models types that a lot of soft core porn use.

Acting wise, I actually thought it was quite good, for soft core porn. Even though I felt some lines were forced, I genuinely believed the love between certain couples, the friendship between the guys, and some of the more tender moments when truths are revealed. The emotional impact was there.

Finally, I really liked the story. It could have been a disaster/brainless sex movie, but it had some depth (as much as any soft corn movie I've seen). I actually watched it again like a regular movie and enjoyed it. I think what it does well is convey the friendship this group of people have (for synopsis, read other reviews =P) and the love they have for each other, whether friendly or sexual. Every character is well defined, 3 dimensional, and likable in their own way. The heavy and light moments (excluding sex scenes) were intertwined quite well and I really had a good time watching it.

Oh yeah, I'm SO GLAD they don't have the "token" lesbian scene in this one. It would have been quite unbelieveable... I mean, can you imagine any of the guys getting it on with another guy in this movie? =)

In conclusion, 10/10!

K.

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful:

"The Big Chill" with soft-core sex!

3/10
Author: Gislef from Iowa City, IA
9 April 2001

Attempts at drama pad out this soft-core skinflick which doesn't really resolve or accomplish anything. Folks show up, have sex, leave. Whew, that was dramatic!

As was noted elsewhere, at least the people involved look like folks you might meet on the streets, as opposed to the weird tattooed, permed, silicone-enhanced breed of people that typically inhabit such flicks. But nothing really happens.

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful:

Terrible, even by Skinemax standards

1/10
Author: perryhutz from United States of America
18 February 2001

This movie is perhaps the worst Skinemax flick I have ever seen. Look, we ain't looking for Oscar material here, but this movie could not have been any worse. The sex scenes, usually the saving grace of this genre film were cheesy and boring. How can naked chicks and sex scenes be boring? Don't ask me, ask the makers of this film.

Worst of all was the acting, which, once again, is generally pretty poor in these movies. But this was terrible. The guys, especially were gawdawful. It was uncomfortable watching the movie in the same way its unconfortable watching a live speaker trying to tell jokes but flubbing the punch line. You know its bad when Doria Rone has the most acting talent of the entire cast.

The story had potential: a group of high school and college friends get together for a reunion of sorts at some cool house up in the mountains. Of course, once they show up, they start having sex. In all, three couples and one recent divorcee (Rone) plan to spend the weekend catching up on old times. Somewhere along the line, they all start playing truth or dare. Sure, this has promise, but instead of hot dares, we get stupid "truths" like, "What is the most dangerous place you have made love" followed by run of the mill flashback sex.

Trouble starts when Doria accepts a dare to kiss all the guys blindfolded and to try to guess who is who! (The producers know that this is a dangerous and erotic dare....they just don't seem to understand that it was dangerous and erotic in about seventh grade.) Of course, some of the girls (who can't decide whether they are Skinemax sluts or Lifetime Channel prudes) get upset when Doria's kiss "looked like it meant something." They suspect that Doria may have had something with the guys sometime. (Hello!!! She's a freaking porn star.)

Of course, it all gets worked out by the end of the movie when everybody gets really drunk and they all return to slut mode. When they sober up, they all decide that even though they basically disregarded their marital vows for a night of hedonistic, unbridled lust, it really was the best for the relationship, "in a weird sort of way." Note to self: try that one on my wife sometime.

The worst part of this movie is the bizarre, brooding music that plays continuously during the movie, often times during the sex scenes. I think it was intended to make the actors appear to be deep in thought about their relationships, when all it really did was highlight the fact that the actors couldn't remember their lines.

Two final complaints: 1, where the heck was the obligatory girl-girl scene in this one? four girls, three guys and no lesbo action? What gives???

2. Appearance of Kim Dawson in one of the flashback scenes. How the heck does this horse keep getting work?

1/10 even on the skinemax scale

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

I have to admit that this movie is pure quality on the sex aspect!

7/10
Author: insomniac_rod from Noctropolis
20 September 2009

Can't say I truly enjoyed it but I have to admit that it has the best quality fans like me expect from the soft core genre.

The movie goes directly to the point and I thank for it. What do I mean? Very soon sex happens and from the very first scene, things get steamier and keep rising the temperature.

Sure, most early 2000's soft core flicks were crossing a level when hardcore was almost inevitable.

This movie displays it perfectly and gets you really interested.

Expect very sexy man-female sex scenes, and a glorious threesome.

Should please fans of the genre.

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

great film

10/10
Author: sweetjadeo5 from United States
19 May 2005

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

I love this movie. I watch it every time it comes on TV. Gary Santangelo is so hot. He is the main reason why I watch the movie.You can tell in this movie that the divorcée wants curt from the very beginning, but yet acts as if Renee has nothing to worry about. That is why they had that date night with no regrets so they can get all their curiosity out in the open and move on. Overall, it is a good sensual sexy movie!!!!Gary Santangleo has a terrific body, well everything on him is perfect. As you can tell I am a Gary Santangleo fan. I have seen him perform in many movies this past year. He is great! In most made for cable adult movies the acting is pretty fake, but in this movie they did a good job. I wish all the actors/actresses excellent success in the industry.

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

NOT BAD AT ALL

Author: bazdol from THE MIDWEST
24 February 2001

Despite the negative comments by reviewers, I thought it to be a pretty good bit of soft core. It has two of my favorite actors, Doria Rone (remember her from "Playboy's Night Calls?") and Bobby Johnston who I think is the best of the soft core male actors.

Yes, the basic situation is adolescent, but the simulated sex is excellent.

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

Laughable movie, but excellent erotica.

7/10
Author: ChanRobt from Seattle
18 February 2001

If you're just looking for a nice, healthy turn-on, Sensual Friends is actually pretty good.

Story line is dead simple: three young, attractive, prosperous married couples who are old friends spend weekend together in posh Santa Barbara style house. One extra single girl, recently broken up with her husband, and also in the clique, adds extra interest because all the guy friends have long lusted after her.

Dialog, story-line, and acting, though hardly brilliant, are several cuts above everyday slam-bam porn. The actors are all quite attractive--no tattoos or body piercing or cheap clothes. And the sexual chemistry between and among them is good, the sex scenes are nicely staged and erotically convincing. The girls event take their shoes off.

It's well photographed, but doesn't try to be artsy-no vaseline lenses. Guys look like they're sincerely heterosexual. And the girls, sexy but not slutty, look like they're having a genuine good time--not faking.

So either these people really are good actors and actresses--or they were actually having a fun weekend.

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