• R, 1 hr. 42 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Blake Edwards , Edwards
    In Theaters:
    Mar 3, 1989 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jun 4, 2002
  • Media Home Entertainment


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Skin Deep Reviews

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bill s.
November 5, 2012
Not the best movie but Ritters performance is worth the watch....especially the aftermath of the electrolisis.What an underated physical comedian he was.
August 7, 2012
Considering I've seen over 1000 comedies going all the way back to Keaton and Chaplin, I would still say that I have NEVER laughed harder than the 1st, 2nd and 3rd time I watched this film. It's hilarious, it's nasty, it's sexy, it's heart breaking and, if you're anything like me, it has a message that you can relate to. I believe the frequency of goofball sexual innuendos is what cause people to knock this film. Ignore those people!
December 28, 2011
Watching this film for the first time makes me truly miss John Ritter!!!!
Steve T.
September 4, 2011
Every time I see this movie, it just keeps getting better and better. One of the most significant and funny movies I ever seen.
Lucas M

Super Reviewer

May 6, 2011
Blake Edwards tenta repetir Mulher Nota 10. O que não funciona.
January 15, 2011
Funny and brilliant. There are worce ways to spend a night with a movie.
December 16, 2010
Hace poco, sin ninguna razón, se me ocurrió recomendaros esta peli de los ochenta. Al final se me pasó, pero ahora me arrepiento después de enterarme de la muerte de Blake Edwards. Es una de las últimas comedias locas que rodó, pero la recuerdo por tener un montón de gags perfectos....
Luc L.
October 28, 2010
It has charm and is funny at times but quite a forgettable story.

Super Reviewer

June 24, 2010
"Skin Deep" is not only one of Blake Edwards' very best films, it is probably his most successful combination of comedy and drama to date. Edwards wants to have it both ways and it succeeds.

The film stars John Ritter as Zach Hutton, a one-time famous, best selling author who has stumbled. He is quick to blame it on writer's block, but he has other problems. He drinks excessively. He womanizes even more excessively. His wife has left him after finding him in bed with his mistress' hairdresser. (No, I'm not spoiling the film for you; Edwards makes this all clear in the first 12 minutes) Hutton then sets out on a mission to get his life in order and gain his wife back.

Right there, "Skin Deep" resembles another film, Paul Mazursky's great "Blume in Love". But Edwards takes some turns that Mazursky never even considered. Yeah, Zach wants his wife back, but does he want to change? The answer could be no, but I'm not saying yes either. As in his best films, Edwards never gives any easy answers to the questions he asks and he simply records an existence.

I've made "Skin Deep" sound awfully serious. But I want to say that "Skin Deep" is one of the funniest Edwards films I've ever seen. There are sequences here that rival the best Panther films in terms of hilarity. The house fire. The glow-in-the dark condoms. The electrical therapy sequence. The tsunami warning. His sleepover at his best friends' house, but I can't list them all. I want you to discover some as well.

I have to give special mention to John Ritter. Most people had written him off as Jack Tripper from his hit TV series "Three's Company", but he had developed into a fine actor with roles in "Sling Blade", "Unnatural Causes" and "Nowhere". Here, he finds the right tone for all of his scenes. He can go from comedy to drama and always be convincing. It's a brilliant performance and it was a real shame the Academy couldn't recognize it. He is a actor who passed away to soon.

"Skin Deep" marked a milestone for Blake Edwards. At the time of its' release, 1989 was his 50th year in show business. I've always been an admirer of his work and it gave me great pleasure to see that he still has it in him. It is also kind of sad that Edwards followed this masterpiece with the lackluster "Switch". To sum up here, this is a film worth checking out if you can find it. A very high recommendation.
Corey n

Super Reviewer

November 11, 2006
This is a okay comedy. It stars John Ritter as a womanizer who is trying to fix his relationship with his ex wife. The movie has some funny moments. John Ritter was great as the lead character. The most funny scene is with the glow in the dark condoms. The overall story and direction of the film could have been better. But worth a watch for any John Ritter fan.
September 19, 2009
The body builder and condom scene are great. The rest is just okay.

Super Reviewer

September 5, 2008
I saw this when I was quite young and enjoyed it but I think I missed some of the subtley...lol...good movie.
May 1, 2008
the late john ritter did a good job in this movie
October 4, 2006
This movie had potential, but fell through the cracks. To bad.
November 16, 2007
Det var et stort tap å miste John Ritter, men man kan da være glad for at han etterlatte seg slike fantastiske filmer, som dette.
November 10, 2007
I am trying really hard to see this kind of movie and understand why people like it so much. I just don't get it.
October 19, 2007
this movie is alright
September 3, 2007
Worth a watch..just to see the condom scene...brilliant
August 20, 2007
Hella off-putting synopsis!
August 20, 2007
Not a bad little comedy. Perhaps John Ritter was meant to take up the Dudley Moore torch for Blake Edwards? You could see Moore in this role. Ritter more or less disappeared after Three's Company, with the exception of this raunchy bit and some terrible kids movies. It took a strange return in "Slingblade" to him to get back on the radar. This film reminds me of how watchable he was in the old days. Still...
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