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Losin' It Movie Review Summary

Actors: Tom Cruise, Shelley Long, John Stockwell Jackie Earle Haley

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Three high school friends from LA -- Woody, Dave, and Spider -- have planned an overnight trip to Tijuana, with a pact to lose their virginity there before the night is through. A fourth friend backed out, so they have to settle for a freshman, Wendell (known as "the wimp") to share the trip and expenses. On the way down the road, they shoplift a bunch of supplies from a grocery store where the owner and his wife are having a marriage-ending fight. Kathy hitches a ride with the boys to get a quickie divorce in Tijuana. From there, the five Americans have a variety of adventures south of the border, from a visit to a bordello to trouble with the local sheriff. This so-so 1983 teen movie was an early project for Cruise (his fourth feature), Long (already with a year of "Cheers" under her belt), and director Curtis Hanson, who much later would shoot "L.A. Confidential" and "Wonder Boys."
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus








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Script Analysis of Losin' It

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   committing crimes    -   general coming of age story Road trip    -   Yes Age group    -   trouble in high school Sexing?    -   first sexual experience

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Mexico City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   actual description of sex Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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