The Little Details
Running Time: 107 min.
Production Date: 12 / 6 / 2006
Director: Brad Armstrong
Cast: Austin Kincaid, Carmen Hart, Christina Aguchi, Dee Lilly, Demi Delia, Kimberly Franklin, Lisa Daniels, Stephanie Swift, Brad Armstrong, and Randy Spears with Marcus London in a non-sex role
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: Brad Armstrong can be a bit hit or miss for me, but Carmen Hart has really impressed me. I'm looking forward to this one.
Initial Reaction: It far exceeded my expectations, and makes me wonder why Carmen Hart and this release aren't getting a lot more attention.
Who Should Watch It : Anybody wanting a well done dramatic porno
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting lighter porn
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects show a lot of care. The audio is clear and well balanced, and I didn't notice a single background noise. The video also shows a lot of care, starting with an anamorphic widescreen transfer. There's also some very nice care put into lighting, which means that there are a few dark areas which seem right being darker, along with very little grain.
Music: The music is very well done. It varies a little in style throughout the movie, but keeps a very nice balance throughout.
Menus: The main menu keeps things fairly simple and blends the boxcover with a little action for a pretty good first impression. The chapter menu is sadly generic, and just lets you choose a scene based on a small clip of each scene and a scene number rather than giving the viewer something useful like the name(s) of the performer(s) in each scene.
The FeatureThere are points in life where you make a decision and it changes everything from then on. Carmen hits one of those points when she decides to cheat on her husband Randy with Brad at a party they're both at. She knows she's at a crossroads and shouldn't, but she can't help it and everything spirals out of control from that point on.
|Scene 1 – Carmen Hart and Randy Spears|
After torturing Randy about which outfit to wear to a barbecue, smoking hot brunette Carmen joins him on the bed for a little kissing before he makes his way across her great body to tongue her pierced pussy. The get in a little more playful kissing before Carmen moves down to suck Randy's cock and then gets on it for a cowgirl ride that nicely shows off her great ass. Carmen also lets Randy take her missionary style before he rolls behind her for a little spooning. Finally he lets loose with a nice creamy pop on her bush as they kiss and smile back and forth a little more.
This is a hot and very nicely done scene. There's a great romantic feeling that permeates the entire scene, and there are nice playful looks and touches that come up throughout the scene. Carmen looks absolutely fantastic, and has very nice chemistry with Randy. This is a great scene to start the movie out with, and it does so on a very high note.
|Scene 2 – Carmen Hart and Brad Armstrong|
Carmen knows she shouldn't get it on with Brad in the bathroom, but can't resist it either. After stopping the kiss she lets Brad guide her to her knees and pulls out his cock to start sucking and stroking. Carmen mixes in a little ball sucking and even lets Brad fuck her face as she leans her head back against the bathroom counter. Finally, Carmen lets Brad cum in and around her mouth before they both head back out to the group with her husband and his cousin.
Although I'm not a big fan of blowjob scenes, this is a very nicely done one. Carmen and Brad mix up the action in the cocksucking nicely with both of them taking a little time controlling it. The pop shot is also nicely done, and Carmen adds some nice emotion to the scene playing both being unable to resist it as well as regretting it afterwards. This is another very nicely done scene.
|Scene 3 – Austin Kincaid, Carmen Hart, Dee Lilly, Lisa Daniels, and Stephanie Swift|
Carmen decides to get it on with brunettes Austin and Stephanie as they hang out by the pool with Dee and Lisa getting it on in a nearby pool chair. Lisa and Dee start kissing and groping each other as Stephanie, Austin, and Carmen help each other strip down, kiss, and grope each other. Carmen moves down to tongue Austin's pussy as Stephanie and Austin work over each other's tits, and as they see things heating up in the other chair, Lisa and Dee move to a closer chair. Carmen and Stephanie move around so they can get a three girl chain going with plenty of tongue and ginger action, and soon after Austin's moved over to fuck Dee with a vibe as Stephanie gets licked by Lisa as she licks Carmen and they share a pink dildo all around. The girls continue to mix it up as more toys come out with some of the girls sharing a double dildo and Stephanie working hers into her ass. Finally things come to a close with the action slowing down and the girls kissing around.
This is a pretty good all girl scene. All girl and orgy scenes can often miss the mark for me as I always seem to want to know what's going on in the other groups, but here the camera work left me nicely satisfied. There's some good chemistry throughout the scene as well with the girls nicely mixing things about amongst themselves. This scene worked much better for me than I would have expected.
|Scene 4 – Carmen Hart and Brad Armstrong|
After ending up on the same street, Brad and Carmen hook up again at his place. They kiss passionately as they come through the doorway and get right to it with some aggressive titty sucking, pussy licking, and fingering for each of her holes as Carmen gets up on the pool table. Carmen lustfully sucks Brad's cock when she gets down from the table, and even gets back up on the table so she can lean back and eat his meat. Brad breaks out a little protection before fucking her missionary style on the table, and keeps it up giving it to her from behind and eating her ass from behind when they move to the kitchen. Carmen takes off her engagement ring and wedding band as they fuck and loses them down the sink before she presents herself for a little pile driving. They both finger her holes before Brad fucks her pussy, and then finish things up with a very nice pop in her mouth and on her neck.
This is another smoking hot scene. Carmen looks fantastic, and there doesn't seem to be any holding back the passion between them. They put out some nice energy and vocals, and the scene moves along at a great pace. This is another excellent scene.
|Scene 5 – Christina Aguchi, Demi Delia, and Brad Armstrong|
< As Demi sucks Brad's cock, Christina works her over with tongue and fingers as well as helping to suck Brad's bone. The girls get up so they can focus on just sucking his cock and kissing before Christina takes the first fuck reverse cowgirl style as Demi gives her a little oral help. Brad lets Demi have a turn doggie style next with Christina lending the oral help before Demi gets up for a reverse cowgirl anal ride with Christina riding Brad's tongue at the same time. Brad works his way between the girls fucking them back and forth missionary style before popping between their faces and letting them share it with a kiss.
This is a decent scene. The darker lighting fits the scene pretty well, but some of the camera angles left a bit to be desired since you could barely tell which hole Demi was taking it in. It helps out the plot and Brad's character nicely, especially since Carmen arrives to watch some of it in the middle. Beyond that, although Brad did a good job the scene didn't grab me like the others. Being a throwaway sex scene the lesser chemistry fits the story, but it left this scene falling a bit short compared to the others.
|Scene 6 – Kimberly Franklin and Randy Spears|
Randy gets a grudge fuck in with tattooed and pierced Kimberly for the final scene. He moves down from sucking her pierced tits to working on her pierced pussy with his tongue and fingers and giving her ass a little tongue action. Jessica eagerly sucks his cock in return as well as working in a bit of titty fucking before getting up to ride Randy cowgirl style. Kimberly turns around for the reverse cowgirl anal before letting Randy spoon her. Finally she takes a nice facial finish from Randy.
This is a hot scene. Randy's revenge fuck aspect of the scene works very well and gives it some good heat. Kimberly has a trashy look about her with he multitude of tattoos and fake tits that kicks that aspect up a little more, and she puts out some nice energy while also taking it up the ass great. This is a hot scene with some good heat.
Carmen Hart won CAVR's MVP Award for 2007, and with the job she does in Just Between Us it's easy to see why. In addition to turning out a great blowjob, two very hot boy – girl scenes, and taking part in a very nice five girl orgy, Carmen plays a very good emotional range and is very convincing as the housewife who's world is coming apart because she can't resist some of her urges. The story, which is well written by the lovely jessica drake, has a very nice pace as well as very nice characterization for each of the players. I think this is the first movie I've watched that's been scripted by jessica, and if this is how strong she's going to write her features I'm definitely looking forward to more and I hope that Wicked gives her the same support they've given Stormy Daniels in working creatively behind the camera on their movies. As for the sex, it's pretty much all about Carmen. With the job she did in her four scenes here I couldn't help but wonder why I hadn't heard much about this movie as well as why she doesn't seem to have more raving fanboys (and fangirls). Kimberly Franklin also does a very nice job in her scene with Randy, but Brad Armstrong's taking on Christina Aguchi and Demi Delia just couldn't keep up with the rest of the movie. Just Between Us is a very impressive feature that deserves a lot more notice, as does its star Carmen Hart.
The Extra StuffTrailers are included for Just Between Us, Becoming Carmen Hart, Gossip, Honky Tonk Girl, 1000 Words, Naked Illusions, and Manhunters. In addition to a production photo gallery lasting about four and a half minutes, star galleries are included for the entire female cast with the exception of Christina Aguchi and last between about a minute and a half and two and a half minutes. In each case, you get about seven seconds per very nice looking snapshot. Star stats are included for Carmen Hart, Austin Kincaid, and Demi Delia giving you a few photos of each star, a little personal information, a Wicked filmography, and a link to the star's scene. There's also a bonus scene, a behind the scenes featurette, and the usual Wicked extras.
The behind the scenes featurette lasts just under twenty minutes and features Jax behind the camera. Brad Armstrong starts out talking about the barbecue before Carmen shows off some toes and how she hopes they'll please Randy. Jax chats with Lisa before shooting the five-way, and then chats with Carmen after it. Brad works with the cast for the bathroom scene before Jax chats with Randy about the special treatment Carmen gives him with her toes. There's also a few words with her after her scene with Randy. Kimberly is next, with a quick talk that's held back a little by the language barrier, as well as a little talk with Demi about giving out the booty. Finally there's a few more words with Brad Armstrong. This is an okay behind the scenes featurette. There's a few nice interviews and a bit of personality, but it feels a little too heavy on the clips from the movie. I can't help but think that if this featurette would have been half as long it could have been twice as good.
|Bonus Scene – Carmen Hart, Jenaveve Jolie, and Tommy Gunn|
The bonus scene comes from Mobster's Ball and is presented in non-anamorphic widescreen (unlike the original movie). Well dressed mobsters Carmen and Jenaveve, both of whom are dressed in pinstriped suits and fedoras, letting banker Tommy know who's in charge as he's tied to a chair and gagged. They remove his gag to kiss him and grope his cock a little before Jenaveve drops down to start sucking it. Carmen lets her have Tommy's cock to herself a bit before coming around to suck it while Jenaveve kisses Tommy and strips down. Jenaveve gets a leg up so Tommy and Carmen can give her a little oral love before coming back down to help Carmen blow Tommy as well as getting her tits sucked and titty fucking Tommy. Carmen lets Jenaveve get up for the first fuck reverse cowgirl style as she sucks Tommy's balls and gives him a little extra suck when his cock is offered up again. They let Tommy loose so he can take Carmen from behind standing up as Jenaveve offers up her oral skills from below before they girls lay back so Tommy can fuck his way between them missionary style while playing with the other. Finally Carmen gets down for Tommy to pop in her mouth so she can move over and swap it into Jenaveve's mouth and give her a passionate kiss.
This is is a great scene. It has great chemistry all around as well as a great sense of style. With the attention paid to the location and costumes the scene oozes Brad Armstrong's style at its best, and that style plays into the sense of fun the girls put out. The scene moves along nicely with a great balance between the girls as well as a nice pace. This is another extremely enjoyable scene with plenty of heat.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: Straight, oral, lesbian, group, toys, rimming (male > female and female > female), and anal
Raincoat Factor: Medium
Condom Usage: 100%
The Bottom Line:Currently, many of Wicked's DVDs can be found online for between about $15 and $25 with a few stores offering them at the low end. At the low end, this one's a steal. The movie is great, with a well acted plot and hot sex. The technical aspects are well done, and there's a bit of effort put into the extras. This is a very nicely done DVD.
Note to Wicked Pictures: It's great to see you giving your movies an anamorphic transfer. It would also be nice to see that extended to the bonus scenes if the original release was presented in that format.
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