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A Little Sex (1982)





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In this feature comedy, a womanizer (Tim Matheson) marries his live-in girlfriend (Kate Capshaw) only to quickly resume his wicked ways.
Comedy , Romance
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Universal Pictures

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Tim Matheson
as Michael Donovan
Kate Capshaw
as Katherine
John Glover
as Walter
Joan Copeland
as Mrs. Harrison
Susanna Dalton
as Nancy Barwood
Wendie Malick
as Philomena
Wallace Shawn
as Oliver
Betsy Aidem
as Passerby
Sharon Bamber
as Theresa Donovan
Kim von Brandenstein
as Bubble Girl
Robert Burr
as Joe Donovan
Michael Bias
as Wedding Photographer
Barbara Bratt
as Office Girl
Leigh Curran
as Marie Donovan
Frankie Faison
as Electrician
Sara Felcher
as Old Lady
Sharon Foote
as Salesgirl
Donna Fowler
as Cigarette Stand Lady
Sam Gray
as Dr. Bernstein
James Greene
as Father Anthony
Delphi Harrington
as Mrs. Bradley
Frances Helm
as Ellie Donovan
Carolyn Houlihan
as Bathing Suit Model
Elva Josephson
as Sue Bradley
Wayne Kell
as Florist
Ann Lange
as Bathing Suit Model
Sagan Lewis
as Michael's Assistant
Merry Lommis
as Bathing Suit Model
J. Frank Lucas
as Sattler Priest
Ronald Maccone
as Theresa's Husband
P.J. Mann
as Sandy
Winston May
as Jewelery Salesman
Patricia Mertens
as Customer
Joshua Michaels
as Cameraman
Sharron Miller
as Conran's Saleslady
Carolyn Perry
as Nude Vacuumer
Nick Petron
as Electrician
Don Philips
as Mr. Harrison
Isabel Price
as Old Lady
Kathleen Purrman
as Schoolgirl
Eric Ratcliff
as Tommy's Son
Mary Ritter
as Old Lady
Janine Robbins
as Passerby
Lauren Sautner
as Little Lucy
Sara Schedeen
as Passerby
Carol Lee Shahid
as Conran's Trainee
Bill Smitrovich
as Technician
Kimberly Stern
as Schoolgirl
Melanie Strauss
as Schoolgirl
John Tillinger
as Sattler Sponsor
Chris Westwood
as Girl in Bath
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The characters were interesting, and well portrayed by the actors, but the story is the same old romance movie plot we've seen a million times. This movie would have been good with more drama.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

There's nothing harder to take that a romantic comedy centering around two very unlikable characters, and because of that, "A Little Sex" is one film that is pretty hard to take. You have Kate Capshaw on one hand, very appealing in her film debut. But on the other hand, her philandering husband played by Tim Matheson only considers sleeping around on her cheating after they tie the knot. He's a completely unsympathetic character, and you dislike her just because she comes off as a weak and helpless female. These people clearly should not be together and that's kind of the opposite of what you want in a film like this. The script is very weak, and plays out like a made-for-television movie with enough juicy sex and bad language to earn an "R" rating. But those expecting a raunchy "Porky's"-style comedy will be just as disappointed as the rest of the audience. This is a lackluster picture in that department as well. The only voice of reasoning worth listening to in the film comes in the form of Edward Herrman as Matheson's wise older brother. I'm not sure why all of his words of wisdom are dispensed at a zoo, but his performance gives the movie some much-needed weight. It would have been nice to see some sort of spark or chemistry between the two stars to give "A Little Sex" a little credibility. It's impossible to see what they see in each other, and that has all of the makings of a seriously dysfunctional romantic comedy. There's little reason to see this glorified Lifetime movie.

Timothy Sanders
Timothy Sanders

A Little Sex (1982) -- [4.5] -- If there were no other movies made about infidelity, this movie would be all right. But it wallows in all-too-familiar subject matter without adding any new spin. I didn't like that the wife had meaningless sex to understand why the husband did. It felt like a writer's desperate attempt to forge a happy ending. I did like the videotape monologue at the end -- it was Matheson's only moment of real acting in the movie. Even though the movie was blah, it was fun to see Tim Matheson, Kate Capshaw, Edward Herrmann and John Glover in their younger days.

Scott Schirmer
Scott Schirmer

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