Private Lessons

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"When EMANUELLE's Sylvia Kristel is your teacher the bedroom is the classroom"
  • R
  • 1980
  • 1 hr 27 min
  • 5.1  (4,206)
  • 34

Private Lessons is a coming-of-age movie that was released in 1981. The movie tells the story of a teenage boy named Philip (played by Eric Brown) and his summer job as a butler in the Hamptons. Things start to get interesting when he meets his boss's wife, Nicole (played by Sylvia Kristel). Nicole is a beautiful and sophisticated woman who quickly takes a liking to Philip. She decides to give him some private lessons in life, love and the art of seduction.

Throughout the movie, we see Nicole and Philip spending more and more time together, with Nicole teaching him about sex and relationships. While Philip is initially hesitant, he soon finds himself falling for her charms. However, things get complicated when Nicole's husband, an aging millionaire named Lester (played by Howard Hesseman), returns from a business trip early and discovers what's been going on.

The movie deals with themes of sexuality, exploitation, and power dynamics. Although it's often seen as a light-hearted comedy, some have criticized the movie for its portrayal of a relationship between a teenage boy and a grown woman. Nonetheless, the chemistry between Sylvia Kristel and Eric Brown is undeniable, and their scenes together are both steamy and touching.

One of the standout features of the movie is its soundtrack, which is provided by music legend Elmer Bernstein. The jazzy score perfectly captures the breezy, carefree atmosphere of the Hamptons in the summertime.

The movie was directed by Alan Myerson, who also directed several episodes of the TV series "Welcome Back, Kotter". To create the lush, upscale setting of the Hamptons, the movie was filmed in locations in both New York and California.

Private Lessons was a box office success upon its original release, grossing over $26 million worldwide. However, it was also controversial due to its subject matter, and it was banned in some countries. Despite this, it remains a cult classic for fans of '80s comedies and erotic dramas.

Overall, Private Lessons is a fun and steamy movie that will be of interest to those who enjoy coming-of-age stories and risqué comedies. While it may not be for everyone, it's worth checking out for the performances of its talented cast and the memorable soundtrack.

Private Lessons is a 1980 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 27 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.1 and a MetaScore of 34.

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    5.1  (4,206)
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