Losin' It (1983)

Losin' It




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There is hardly any variation on the stereotyped teens-and-sex movie in this story about four high school seniors who travel to Mexico to find a brothel and have something to brag about when they get back home. Among the four is the sensitive Woody (Tom Cruise) who is not sure he wants this trip, the nerd Wendell (John P. Navin, Jr.), the jock Spider (John Stockwell), and the big-talker Dave (Jackie Earle Haley). As the four set off on their adventure, they give a ride to Kathy (Shelley Long), a … More

Rating: R
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Bill L. Norton
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 6, 2001



as El Jefe

as Cab Driver

as Big Guy in Jail

as Watch Seller

as Tonga Lei Doorman

as Woody's Whore

as Dave's Whore

as Whore in Window

as Night Club Barker

as Night Club Barker

as Snow Cone Vendor

as Border Patrolman

as Perlman

as Schoolboy #1

as Assistant Coach

as Guy in Jail (uncredi...
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Critic Reviews for Losin' It

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

Curtis Hanson makes a commendable effort with a rather obvious story about three teenage boys who head for a wild weekend in Tijuana, hoping to trade hard cash for manly experience.

Full Review… | May 5, 2008
Top Critic

[An] amiable, but entirely predictable trifle.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

[It] isn't without its likable moments, but it isn't overloaded with them, either.

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 24, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Inoffensive of this kind (except for the usual array of stock Mexicans), but wholly unoriginal.

Full Review… | May 5, 2008
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Not awful teen-sex flick; Tom Cruise fans should get a kick out of it.

April 3, 2005

Audience Reviews for Losin' It


This teen drama/comedy/adventure is fun for the most part and it has some good actors too, but it could be better, funnier mostly, but also it needs to be a bit more intense maybe? A different director maybe? I'm not sure, but it's pretty good the way it is.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


Insipid junk notable only for early appearances of Tom Cruise and Shelley Long, that's NOT enough to sit through this.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


When you combine Tom Cruise and the director of L.A. Confidential, you probably would expect somethign loftier than this tale of four guys in 1965 who take a road trip to Tijuana to lose their virginity. A sex comedy from 1982, it also has the oddity of having Shelley Long as Cruise's love interest. What elevates this over the typical 80's teen sex comedy is a decent script, believable characters, and solid performances from the four leads Cruise, Jackie Earle Haley, John Stockwell, and John P. Navin Jr. There's is also a great collection of 60's music to give it an American Graffiti feel. It has all the raunch you'd expect from a movie like this, but to its credit, it offers more than just that. I don't know if it's a movie that Cruise would admit to today, but it showcases him when he was just a simple actor instaed of Scientology whack job.

RJ MacReady

Super Reviewer

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