Casual Sex?

1988

Casual Sex?

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33%

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29%

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Wendy Goldman and Judy Toll adapt their stage play to the screen in this retro-hip sex comedy about two girls who spend their summer vacation looking for guys. As one of the girls remarks at one point, "It was the early '80s, and sex was still a good way to meet new people." And meet new people they do. At a California spa, Stacy (Lea Thompson) and her friend Melissa (Victoria Jackson) set up shop in search of men. The gals don't end up in the sack with every good-looking man who tickles their fancy, but they begin to look, instead, for Mr. Right.

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Critic Reviews for Casual Sex?

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (8)

  • If the script is dubious, the direction matches it. The cast is less directed than exploited.

    April 15, 2020 | Full Review…
  • With the late 1980s sensibility, their sex conversations are peppered with the girls' finding their own identities in relationships with men outside the sex act. Is it mature? Yes. Is it funny? No.

    April 15, 2020 | Full Review…

    Variety Staff

    Variety
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  • After a variety of sketchy farcical/romantic complications, the movie settles for a rather sentimental epilogue, but it remains surprisingly engaging.

    June 24, 2006 | Full Review…

    Tom Charity

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  • Aside from these confessional flourishes and the very infrequent bright remark (''It was the early 80's, and sex was still a good way to meet new people''), the film is as ordinary as it can be.

    May 20, 2003 | Full Review…
  • Casual Sex?, the movie, is exactly like the real thing -- kinda empty, kinda unfulfilling, and you feel just awful afterward.

    January 1, 2000 | Full Review…
  • Definitely a lightweight movie, without any heavy ambitions, but for the most part a likable one; with script and direction by women, it's considerably less arch and dehumanized than the usual sex comedy.

    January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Casual Sex?

  • Sep 06, 2010
    Another young adult sex comedy with no surprises, but good actors. It's not too bad, but it isn't good either.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Oct 19, 2007
    It was so bad it was funny!
    ~Lissa~ Super Reviewer
  • Jun 21, 2007
    Oddball, likable comedy about two single girls who go hunting for men at a health resort. I like Lea Thompson the best because of her sexy naked scenes - whoo!
    Dean M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 28, 2007
    Don't even ask me why I watched this...
    Rachel a Super Reviewer

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