After Sex (2000) from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)

This is like a bad sitcom, except without the humor. Imagine if the "Friends" cast were replaced by six similar strangers with no sense of humor, and you'd get this dreary comedy-drama about some women who go to Palm Springs for a swingin' weekend, and how their drunken revelry there reflects back on and changes their real lives back home. 


OK, I admit I rented it because it said "nudity", and it starred Virginia Madsen and Brooke Shields. Of course, as I should have known, the only nudity came from a nearly-anonymous lap dancer that the boys visit while the girls are in the desert.

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no widescreen, bare bones

Another one of those "Diner" movies where everyone gabs endlessly about how difficult relationships are, only this time treating the women's point of view in parallel. Features Brooke Shields.

Plays out like a comedy, but is not funny. Trite. 

The Critics Vote

  • 1.5/4

The People Vote ...

  • With their votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters score it 5.0 
IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, this film is an E. Unwatchable, shallow, seemingly pointless hooey.

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