Casual Sex? (1988)





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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.
Comedy , Romance
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Universal Pictures

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Dale Midkiff
as Attractive Stranger
Mary Gross
as Ilene
Peter Dvorsky
as Matthew
Dan Woren
as Clerk
Sherri Stoner
as New Wife
Danny Breen
as Dr. Goodman
Alan Berger
as Baylor Schneff
Scott Utley
as Gunter
David Sargent
as Frankie
Sheri Stoner
as New Wife
Bradley Weissman
as Guy Who Dumped Stacy
Niles Brewster
as Justice of the Peace
John Edward Coburn
as 55-Year-Old Man
Allan Berger
as Baylor Schneff
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Audience Reviews for Casual Sex?

Adapted from a play, we meet Stacy (Lea Thompson) and Melissa (Victoria Jackson) on the dark backdrop of a theater stage. These two sensible women lead us through their sexual histories before embarking on the matter at hand - they need to avoid any more casual sex in an age when it's become dangerous due to a barely mentioned fear, HIV. So they head down to a health resort to meet healthy guys and always use condoms. Stacy has her eye on a trainer named Nick, while Melissa's got a crush on resort employee Jamie. Meanwhile, their fellow guest Vinnie (Andrew Dice Clay) makes his best New Jersey attempt at Stacy, and a self-centered psychologist decides to utilize Melissa. When Melissa decides to bail and heads for the bus station, Stacy takes Nick back to L.A with her to meet her. But Jamie rescues Melissa from the bus station, and Stacy ends up realizing life outside the resort with Nick is not la vie en rose. Armed with a grand pink cadillac, Stacy rushes back to the resort and meets a newly sensitive Vinnie, and ends up giving him a lift back prior to getting rid of Nick. Who would've guessed they'd both find their soulmates at a health spa? Born into the AIDS scare era in 1988, this film has little left to recommend it. Several scenes actually play like a public service announcement, and it's a shame that these two comediennes have to be toned-down in order to promote the film's blaring message. The 80s strike back in their full glory of hair-dos, clothes, and music, and the story is so contrived as to be uninteresting. And doesn't it strike anyone as odd that the employees keep hitting on these women? Overall, an outdated, predictable and downright laughable film about two women abandoning casual sex for true love that fails to rise above being a filmed version of a mediocre stage play.

Catherine Dodds
Catherine Dodds

Another young adult sex comedy with no surprises, but good actors. It's not too bad, but it isn't good either.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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 McKenna
Dean McKenna

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