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No Small Affair

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When a 16-year-old aspiring photographer pursues a beautiful older woman of 22 in a big way! Thisscintillating romantic comedy stars Jon Cryer (Pretty In Pink) and Demi Moore (Ghost, A Few Good Men) as the unlikely lovers who teach each other a thing or two about life. When Charles Cummings (Cryer) sees a down-on-her-luck rock singer, Laura Victor (Moore), through his camera lens, he immediately falls head over heels in love. Soon Charles is wagering an all-out campaign to boost Laura's career and win her heart, including plastering her face on every taxi in San Francisco as a promotional gimmick. As the two of them help each other come of age, a lasting bond of friendship develops. For big laughs and great romance, it's No Small Affair.

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  • Actors: Jon Cryer, Demi Moore, George Wendt, Peter Frechette, Elizabeth Daily
  • Directors: Jerry Schatzberg
  • Writers: Craig Bolotin, Terence Mulcahy
  • Producers: George Justin, William Sackheim
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 4.0)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, Japanese
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: June 29, 2004
  • Run Time: 102 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002234QS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,737 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "No Small Affair" on IMDb

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By stryper on June 26, 2004
Format: DVD
What Jon Cryer had over Matthew Broderick, was his ability to play "Simple Geekieness", in an endearingly awkward sort of way, and in this movie, he's at his most poignant, playing a photography geek, who falls hard, for a women whom he's accidentally photographed, on one of his early morning photography jaunts.
Up to this point, his world had pretty much revolved around his camera, and a dream of using it, to get the money needed to go to photography school in a different city, so he could escape his hum-drum existence and crappy home life, were his mother's new boyfriend is trying to be his "Best Friend", and in peal advice that he doesn't want to hear (as sound and poniant as it may be).
But, enter Demi Moore, a down on her luck rock singer, playing at a dive bar, with big dreams of the big times, hampered by disserting band members, a sleazy bar owner, and very little luck.
And suddenly, Jon Cryer's world changes, as his infatuation grows for Demi, and he becomes obsessed with seeing her dream full filled (whether she wants to let him help her or not). We see his little world, where everything is seen from a distance, through his cameras lens, opens up, and through his struggles to help Demi, we watch him matures from a geeky kid, to a young man
This film has a lot going for it, in comedy of situation, depth of character, and charmingly gratifying story, that makes this a "Must See" film, for 80's nostalgia fans, and any fan of a great comedy with heart.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Scott R. Harding on July 18, 2009
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This movie was extremely important to me as a young teenager: the way Jon Cryer pulled off his everyman geekiness really spoke to me during a crucial time in my life. His characterization of Charles Cummings, like so many John Cusack roles, lived on in my memory as proof positive that the underdog with the slight build could not only intelligently put off the bullies around him, but wind up with the hottest girl.

This no-frills DVD is a welcome addition to my movie library. It's a good transfer, and the film is every bit as good - perhaps better? - than I remember it from countless viewings on HBO. Mr. Cryer may have gotten short shrift in the inevitable comparison with Matthew Broderick, but this film stacks up as well against "Ferris Bueller" in terms of geeky-cool any day. Demi Moore is at her '80s best: both demure and sexy, she's the perfect foil for Cummings' affections. The soundtrack is killer, and there's an actual big sigh of relief at the lack of involved menu pages or special features. need a "25th Anniversary Edition" with interviews explaining the detailed plotlines, and what it all means? Pfagh. Watch the film, relive the boy/man you used to be, and be glad that Charles Cummings was there to help point the way.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 17, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
If you liked JON CRYER in "PRETTY IN PINK", you'll find him especially charming in this cute flick! As a matter of fact, I found all the characters uniquely charming and clever...DEMI and JON work great together as 'ageless' companions.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 5, 2009
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This movie seems very dated. Some 80s movies still play well, but this one seems to suffer a little more from time than others. The basic storyline about a kid who uses his savings to help someone find her future is kind of cute, but the details of the movie are cheesy be it the somewhat unrealistic photography angle, the gratuitous 1980s topless scenes or the obvious lip-synching of Demi Moore. There's just something about this movie that doesn't quite click for me, but it's still not too bad as far as old movies go.
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SF kid runs around taking pictures. Accidentally discovers what he thinks is a pretty girl. Finds her. Wants to take her pictures. After her drama she allows him. He puts her picture on some cabs with her number and people think she is a prostitute. Call her and harass her. She hates him. Then she "loves" him. But a little more drama and a 15 second growing up scene ensues.

Typical 80s silliness. People running around sleeping with one another screaming and smarting off at their parents. Their parents "of course" deserve it as they are a wreck themselves. The mom has some guy sleeping over. The brother sleeps around. This kid does to at the end as that is the objective in these movies it seems--to lose one's virginity. Demi Moore is looking her 80s big hair and LOTS of makeup self. She even has her lip syncing skit where she dress up like Madonna of the 80s with the fingerless gloves, fake jewelry, boots with shocks type deal. 80s back ground music. SF portrayed as it used to be not like it is today which is interesting in and of itself. Jon Cryer looks VERY white, pale in this movie. VERY pale. Almost scary pale. But overall for once he looks like a normal American kid back then (despite looking kinda sick). He did break out in one of his weirdo dance moves in a club scene which kinda was out of character but whatever (think Ducky in Pretty in Pink). With a normal hair cut, dress, etc he looked like a normal American 80s kid. Even Jennifer Tilly is made to look all-american in this movie for the era. Typical dress and look. She didn't look ethnic in this flick.

But the plot is just a teenage boy fantasy movie for the 80s. Naked women, prostitutes at "stag parties", etc. Just nonsense.
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