Blake Edwards' Skin Deep finds the director centering again on the trials and tribulations of his favourite kind of character - the charming, womanizing sot. Fortunately, he freshens up his trademark formula by satirizing the most contemporary of current social practices: safe sex.

Blake Edwards’ Skin Deep finds the director centering again on the trials and tribulations of his favourite kind of character – the charming, womanizing sot. Fortunately, he freshens up his trademark formula by satirizing the most contemporary of current social practices: safe sex.

John Ritter is a dissipated writer with writer’s block who is always to be found with a drink in his hand and an eye on a potential sexual conquest.

Ritter is married to a pretty (and pretty dull) newscaster (Alyson Reed) who is smart enough, however, to boot her husband out when she finds him in bed with her hairdresser (Julianne Phillips).

Revenge is sweet and Ritter gets his due in any number of silly and embarrassing situations which he handles with nearly perfect comic timing.

Skin Deep

Production

Morgan Creek/BECO. Director Blake Edwards; Producer Tony Adams; Screenplay Blake Edwards; Camera Isidore Mankofsky; Editor Robert Pergament; Music Ivan Neville, Don Grady; Art Director Rodger Maus

Crew

(Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1989. Running time: 101 MIN.

With

John Ritter Vincent Gardenia Alyson Reed Joel Brooks Julianne Phillips Raye Hollitt
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