Released: Oct 01st, 1986
Running Time: 90
Director: Vinny Rossi
Company: Western Visuals
Cast: Jerry Butler, Angel Kelly, Danielle (I), Nikki Randall, Amber Lynn, Buck Adams
Critical Rating: AA 1/2
Director Vinny Rossi does an excellent job of making Just the Two of Us seem like more than the typical shot-on-video feature. The story — a couple who are bored with their sex life decide to try other partners — has been done countless times before, but Rossi steers stars Jerry Butler and Danielle through good performances that carry the script beyond that of a wall-to-waller.
But the rest of the cast, although all with all-star status, is called upon to act very little. All they are required to handle is each other. Vanessa D'Oro is very attractive, and shows her sexual stuff in a three-way with Butler and Buck Adams that's the video's best. Actually, all the sex is pretty realistic (except for the orgy, I can imagine this stuff happening in anyone's household), and couples may find this tape stimulating. There's no fantasy and no taboos (although there's heavy emphasis on oral action), which may appeal to the women. But the lack of dialog between characters makes the sex distant and unfeeling.
Technically, Just the Two of Us is far above many other shot-on-video productions. Picture quality and camera work are excellent, and only the sound suffers from "videoitis." This may not be an award-winner, but Rossi's attention to production values saves Just the Two of Us and should make it a good renter.