A Little Sex


In this made-for-TV comedy, a womanizer (Tim Matheson) marries his live-in girlfriend (Kate Capshaw) only to quickly resume his wicked ways.
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In this made-for-TV comedy, a womanizer (Tim Matheson) marries his live-in girlfriend (Kate Capshaw) only to quickly resume his wicked ways.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Nathan Southern
Television giant MTM Enterprises took its first leap into feature films with this R-rated sex comedy. As scripted by Robert De Laurentiis and directed by Bruce Paltrow, it's neither awful nor remarkable, just misgauged and only fitfully successful. The story is essentially your basic arrested adolescence tale - with a bad-boy "hero" growing up by learning the joys of nuptial monogamy. The main flaw of the movie is simply the fact that Tim Matheson's character (Michael, a director of television commercials) is so unsympathetic at the outset. He's apparently supposed to be a genial, charming cavaleur but instead comes across like a chauvinistic, oversexed heel who needs a cold shower. His redemption feels satisfying when it finally arrives, but to get to it, we initially have to spend time with a smarmy pig. It doesn't help the movie's case that Michael's other half, elementary schoolteacher Katherine (Kate Capshaw) is so lovely, charming and vulnerable - viewers will find that their sympathies lie entirely with this young woman, and not with her philandering hubby. The early scenes are unpromising - particularly the risible ads that Michael directs, which look more like softcore porno set-ups than actual network spots. However, the picture improves somewhat in its second half, as De Laurentiis and Paltrow make a beeline for earnest drama with scenes where Michael comes to his senses. This is particularly true of a wonderful sequence in which he gazes at his wedding photographs and it dawns on him just how much he loves this woman. Developments like this have a satisfying poignancy, although a bit involving a children's video that Michael creates for Katherine's class (in which he uses a lot of phallic metaphors and basically apologizes to her for screwing around, in front of the kids!) seems fantastically inappropriate. Explicit dialogue notwithstanding, this film would probably play a lot better as a network movie-of-the-week than a theatrical feature - which is unsurprising given the pedigree of the creators. In fact, it's startlingly similar to Matheson's TV movie Warm Hearts, Cold Feet (1987), which has the charming tone for which this strives but avoids the smarminess. As a footnote: television buffs may want to stick around for the full credit roll. The picture ends with an adorable cartoon variant on the famous MTM logo, in which Mimsie and a purring gray tomcat rub against one another. That's easily the best thing in the movie.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/4/2003
  • UPC: 025192262326
  • Original Release: 1982
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:35:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 78,567

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tim Matheson Michael
Kate Capshaw Katherine
Edward Herrmann Tommy
John Glover Walter
Joan Copeland Mrs. Harrison
Susanna Dalton Nancy
Wendie Malick Philomena
Wallace Shawn Oliver
Betsy Aidem Passerby
Sharon Bamber Theresa Donovan
Tanya Berezin Joyce
Michael Bias Wedding Photographer
Barbara Bratt Office Girl
Christy Brown Mindy
Robert Burr Joe Donovan
Melinda Culea Betty
Lisa Dunsheath Lucy
Frankie R. Faison Electrician
Sam Gray
James Greene
Delphi Harrington
Frances Helm
Elva Josephson
Renee Lippin
Jim Lovelett
J. Frank Lucas
Ronald Maccone
Linda Miller
Sharron Miller
Bill Smitrovich
Alex Stevens
John Tillinger
Leigh Curran Marie Donovan
Donna Fowler
Winston May
Isabel Price
Victoria Vanderkloot
Technical Credits
Bruce Paltrow Director, Producer
Ralf Bode Cinematographer
Patrizia Von Brandenstein Costumes/Costume Designer
Bill Butler Editor
Robert de Laurentiis Producer, Screenwriter
Georges Delerue Score Composer
Stephen Hendrickson Production Designer
Peter A. Ilardi Sound/Sound Designer
Stephen F. Kesten Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles [2:38]
2. Brothers [2:35]
3. Katherine and Michael [12:21]
4. Walter [3:43]
5. Wedding Planning [8:25]
6. Roving Eyes [9:31]
7. Philomena [2:57]
8. Bedtime Stories [7:23]
9. Seeking Comfort [8:41]
10. An Accident [1:52]
11. Mother's Advice [4:46]
12. Talking It Out [7:52]
13. Memories [2:18]
14. The Sandman [5:48]
15. Albert and Duke [4:50]
16. An Explanation [2:39]
17. No More Cheating! [1:57]
18. End Titles [4:20]
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Side #1 --
   Bonus Material
      Theatrical Trailer
      Spoken Language: English
      Captioned for the Hearing Impaired: English
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: None
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