Just a Little Harmless Sex (1999)

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Love, sex, fidelity, and the nearly endless variety of complications they can bring are played for laughs in this sophisticated comedy. Alan (Robert Mailhouse) is driving home on a dark and rainy night when he sees an attractive woman standing by the side of the road. He stops and offers her a ride; she accepts and immediately offers him fellatio for his troubles. Though Alan is married and has never cheated on his wife, he's not sure how to say no in this instance, but he doesn't get much of a chance to enjoy infidelity before he's interrupted by the police -- who inform him he's picked up a prostitute and he's under arrest. Several days later, Alan is trying to figure out how to get his wife Laura (Alison Eastwood) to take him back. His buddies Danny (Jonathan Silverman) and Brent (William Ragsdale) chide him for his naivete and advise him to stick by the old rationalization that oral sex isn't really sex. Meanwhile, Laura heads out for a night on the town with her friends Ally (Kimberly Williams) and Terianne (Jessica Lundy). Laura is thinking that adulterous turnabout might be fair play, Ally is mulling over her secret fantasy of becoming an exotic dancer, and Terianne is looking for a man who can help her with her problems in reaching an orgasm. The supporting cast includes Lauren Hutton as Laura's mother.
Rating:
R (for pervasive sex-related dialogue, language and sexuality/nudity)
Genre:
Comedy , Romance
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Studio:
Phaedra Cinema

Cast

Jessica Lundy
as Terrianne
Lauren Hutton
as Elaine
Robin Blazak
as Cyndi, the Drive-By Hooker
Nuno Bettencourt
as Vince The Pizza Guy
David LaManno
as Hijinx Bouncer
Pat Murphy
as Flaccid Guy
Tom Pettit
as Married Guy
Daniel O'Connor
as Yoga Boy Matt
Tom Rhodes
as Yoga Boy Jeremy
Jen Miller
as Chick
Rachel Hunter
as Marilyn
Peter Alanasoff
as Chuey and Spatulaz Guitar
Lyn Bertles
as Chuey and Spatulaz Violin
Jennifer Condos
as Chuey and Spatulaz Bass
Nick Vincent Murphy
as Chuey and Spatulaz Drums
Johnny Vatos Hernández
as Chuey and Spatulaz Percussion
Keith Coogan
as Loudmouth
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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Full Review… | December 6, 2005
Film Threat

...the overlong running time and a feeling of familiarity prevents Just a Little Harmless Sex from becoming anything more than a pleasant time-killer.

Full Review… | October 5, 2005
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Audience Reviews for Just a Little Harmless Sex

It's hard to imagine that anyone related to Clint Eastwood would even consider starring in this film, much less actually do it. It's awful. The entire thing takes place in a bar (more or less) and absolutely nothing happens. Basically, the entire premise is a bunch of adults acting like teenagers on prom night. I have no idea why I didn't turn this off ten minutes into it.

Amanda Hendsbee
Amanda Hendsbee

The characters were surprisingly interesting, and the dialogue was surprisingly good. And there was no direct-to-video sex!

Betsy Hobbs
Betsy Hobbs

In the pantheon of films you watch because they're on cable late at night and are sorta pleasantly surprised, this film holds its own.

Heather Russell
Heather Russell

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