Sunday, January 8, 2017

Girls Just Want to Have Fun 1985

     This film is based on the 1983 hit single by Cyndi Lauper and it's a spoof of the MTV generation.  Janey Glenn has just moved with her brother and her parents to Chicago.  She’s been on the move a lot because her father was a colonel in the military.  Her dad has a lot of rules for the family and how they are to live.  Janey goes to a Catholic School and she meets Lynne.  Both girls are interested in dancing and the program Dance TV.  They learn about an audition to select a new set of regulars for the program.  They’ve GOT to be there!!  Janey’s father doesn’t approve of any of this type of behavior.  Both dancing and tying out for a TV program.  Janey meets Jeff and they begin practicing together in the evenings.  Janey has to sneak out her bedroom window to meet with Jeff to practice.
     Sarah Jessica Parker has a LOT of hair!!  Helen Hunt looks just the same as she does now.  Janey is very excited when she finds out the family will be going to Chicago.  It's the home of the Dance TV program and she's going to do anything to be on this program.  It's interesting to see the hairstyles, clothing of this period and the dancing.  3 1/2* (I liked this movie)

80 min, Comedy directed by Alan Metter with Sarah Jessica Parker, Biff Yeager, Lee Montgomery, Kristi Somers, Richard Blade, Helen Hunt, Ian Giatti, Morgan Woodward, Shannen Doherty, Ed Lauter, Holly Gagnier.

Note:  Imdb 6.0 out of 10, 38% critic 77% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Amazon 4.7* out of 5* with 276 reviews.
Special Note:  Filmed in Culver City, Los Angeles, California and Chicago, Illinois. Sarah Jessica Parker is 20 at the time of filming but she seems younger.  Sarah had training in singing and ballet and her first role was the Broadway production of The Innocents.  Helen Hunt is 22 and she also seems younger.  Helen began studying acting at the age of eight and her father Gordon Hunt, an acting coach and director was her teacher. 

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