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September 11, 2017
Losin? It is a mess of a film, that does not work at all. I?m mystified what they were even aiming for with this film because it?s not funny at all, it?s not really sexy at all, it?s just stupid. Three horny teenagers head to Tijuana to lose their virginity, and they bring along a wife looking to file for divorce and a young boy looking to buy some fireworks. It?s a mess of uninteresting and unlikable characters who kind of stumble their way through the film as if they?ve never interacted with human beings before. Perhaps the low point is when Jackie Earle Haley is transformed into some kind of nymphomaniac who is obsessed with getting Spanish Fly to roofy women. I hated him so much in this film, and they would not leave his story, instead they kept coming back to it as if he was the protagonist. Meanwhile Tom Cruise is supposed to be the sweeter more innocent kid, which is not a role that worked all that well for him. His scenes with Shelley Long were awkward instead of ?romantic? or whatever they were attempting. The climax is a lackluster car chase that ends with a fizzle instead of a bang. The script was bad, the cast didn?t fit their roles, the cinematography was awful, and the music wasn?t even the best stuff from that era. I hated Losin? It, and I?d recommend everyone avoid it unless you are a glutton for punishment or (like me) you want to complete the Tom Cruise filmography.
March 26, 2017
adding based on Joe Bob Briggs' recommendation
January 20, 2017
The plot kinda goes off the rails but there's some laughs.
½ June 20, 2015
Group of California high schoolers travel to the brothels of Tijuana in this PORKY's inspired film. Film takes place in the 60s and 80s title theme seems out of place with the film. Beats the low-standards of most of its peers which is largely due to a good cast.
March 2, 2014
ok teen sex comedy from the director of 'la confidental"
November 25, 2013
Silly teen movie, starring Young Tom Cruise, with no wit or humor (except from the scene in the Pharmacy). For Tom's fans only.
October 26, 2013
You'll note one reviewers offense: "Inoffensive of this kind (except for the usual array of stock Mexicans), but wholly unoriginal." Zero problem with teenage sex, mass theft, prostitution, or various law-breaking; but problems with Mexican stereotypes. That says everything about these PC dirtbags.

Horribly raunchy. This is stupid beyond belief. Painfully difficult to watch, most of the time. Jackie Earle Haley was stomach-churningly repugnant. Even Cruise can't save it. Awkward relationship. The Mexican cop was one of the most hateful villains ever. There was great satisfaction in his eventual defeat. the highlight of the movie. The prison story-line was pretty interesting, too. The ending is more satisfactory than expected -- certainly than the rest of the movie.

wow, Ethan Hawke's older brother from Explorers plays the wimp, here. Shocking.
September 4, 2013
When Mexican and teenage stereotypes, a beautiful middle-aged woman, lame nudity, car chases, a bunch of implausible settings and an ever-virginal Tom Cruise collide, you get this. It is not a good mix, though it does have moments.
May 25, 2013
Another horrible teen romp film from the 80's! Tom Cruise is useless in this poorly thought out movie. There is an occasional laugh or two, but they are not enough to save the story from disaster.
May 17, 2013
The whole gambit of a Tijuana experience Spanish fly, popping your cherry, firecrackers, prostitutes, bribing corrupt police Mexican jail with Tom Cruise! yeeeeah!
January 3, 2013
Three high school friends and one little brother drive south to Tiajuana in this coming of age film set in the early 1960s. Cruise would go on to become a superstar but does not really standout here. Felt like a Porky's cash in, liked that one a bit better.
June 29, 2012
Good for an old movie
½ April 25, 2012
One of my fondest memories is when they are in TJ and are at the strip club.
January 31, 2012
Parts of this movie was film in my hometown, one part was flim 4 blocks away form my house... I actuality saw Tom Cruise and Shelley Long:)
½ January 10, 2012
A bit like Blame It On Rio, the ending leaves you feeling a bit betrayed. The trip has many twists and turns but none are enjoyable, every character seems to go through some sort of torment and nobody but Woody really seems to have had any fun. Jackie Earle Haley is hilarious and is responsible for most of the comedic moments, which are few and far between in this "comedy"
July 24, 2011
Teen sex comedy takes place in Tijuana with the usual hijinks. One of Tom Cruise's first movies he is pretty bland in this but Shelley Long is quite good and Jackie Earle Haley is pretty funny.
January 19, 2011
One of Tom Cruises' first movies it is hilarious.
Super Reviewer
½ January 16, 2011
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.
½ November 10, 2010
A poor teen comedy about four adolescence boys heading south to Mexico to attain their goal of losing their virginity
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