Losin' It Reviews

  • Mar 28, 2019

    Amusing movie. Early Tom Cruise. John Stockwell, such a cutie. Navin and Haley bit amusing. 5 stars for the strip club scene with Dr. Dirty John Valby at the piano. He is THE BEST

    Amusing movie. Early Tom Cruise. John Stockwell, such a cutie. Navin and Haley bit amusing. 5 stars for the strip club scene with Dr. Dirty John Valby at the piano. He is THE BEST

  • Aug 07, 2018

    Unfunny, misogynist, plotless and characterless garbage. Cruise was fortunate that "Risky Business" was released this same year, and that this trash was quickly forgotten.

    Unfunny, misogynist, plotless and characterless garbage. Cruise was fortunate that "Risky Business" was released this same year, and that this trash was quickly forgotten.

  • Sep 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.

    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.

  • Jan 20, 2017

    The plot kinda goes off the rails but there's some laughs.

    The plot kinda goes off the rails but there's some laughs.

  • Mar 02, 2014

    ok teen sex comedy from the director of 'la confidental"

    ok teen sex comedy from the director of 'la confidental"

  • Nov 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.

    Silly teen movie, starring Young Tom Cruise, with no wit or humor (except from the scene in the Pharmacy). For Tom's fans only.

  • 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.

    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!

    The whole gambit of a Tijuana experience Spanish fly, popping your cherry, firecrackers, prostitutes, bribing corrupt police Mexican jail with Tom Cruise! yeeeeah!

  • Jan 03, 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.

    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.

  • Jul 23, 2012

    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.

    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.