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Girls Just Want to Have Fun
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Directed By
Alan Metter

Written By:
Amy Spies

Cast:
Sarah Jessica Parker, Helen Hunt, Ed Lauter, Morgan Woodward, Lee Montgomery, Shannen Doherty, Biff Yeager, Holly Gagnier

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Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985)
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Movie Review by Zara
March 7th, 2007

Call me a dork, I don't mind

Named after the highly popular pop song by Cyndi Lauper, this movie really has little to do with the song other than punctuating an idea. A good military brat gets enrolled in Catholic school and gets hooked up with a wild friend who convinces her that she's a good enough dancer to try out to be on some dance show. The girl gets paired up with a grungy bad boy (or as grungy as they're allowed to be in fluff like this) and after some time the two eventually hit it off.

So the movie is silly. The acting is bad. The dancing is laughable. Still, there's something about it that reminds me about being a young girl and having fun with my friends. This was a sleepover movie, the kind of tape that you watched over and over because you wanted to be just like the characters involved. The girl gets a boyfriend but it's still sweet and innocent.

Plus, it's fun to watch a very young Helen Hunt be the bad girl in this. Oh, and a young Shannen Doherty, pre-90210 days. If you were a child of the '80's and you haven't seen this, then you're not a good enough child of the eighties and you should be ashamed of yourself.

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Lisa
Mar 7, 2007 10:25 AM
 
Totally agree...I used to love this film.

Jessica
Mar 7, 2007 11:03 AM
 
Nice review :) I loved this movie!!

Kristin
Mar 14, 2007 4:47 PM
 
"Velcro. Next to the Walkman and Tab, one of the coolest inventions of the 20th century."

I LOVE THIS MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I still have my version that I taped from HBO in the 80s.



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