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Girls Just Want to Have Fun
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Starring: Helen Hunt, Sarah Jessica Parker
MPAA Rated: PG
Distributed By: Anchor Bay Entertainment
Kiddie Movie: Only if you want to torment them, or fill their heads with dreams of dancing.
Date Movie: If she was in her teens in the mid 1980's she's probably already seen it.  Let her re-live her youth!
Gratuitous Sex: Some light-hearted talk.
Gratuitous Violence: Nah.
Action: Nah.
Laughs: Some.
Memorable Scene: None.
Memorable Quote: Nah.
Directed By: Alan Metter

Cool Things About the DVD

Anything Else! You're getting this DVD for the movie, and the movie only, because the only extra is the original trailer.

Girls Just Want to Have Fun
A Movie/DVD Review


DVD Rated - PG

It's 1:30 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
Do you want to see Helen Hunt and Sarah Jessica Parker when they were in their early prime? Do you want to torment your daughter by showing her the styles and having her listen to the type of music you were listening to in the mid-1980’s? Then, you know what, go ahead and rent, Netflix, buy, "Girls Just Want to Have Fun." Yup, the 1985 classic, okay, maybe not a classic, is out on DVD, and Mom, what better way to bond with your child then with a movie you probably went to see over and over again, or at least went to see once.

The story is as simple as can be: Sarah Jessica Parker plays Janey. She’s a military brat, but a good girl, having to transfer from school to school as Dad gets moved around the country. Lynne (Helen Hunt), is the rebel kind of girl, befriends Janey, and they both have something they love, namely "Dance TV," and "Dance TV" is looking for some new dancers. Janey’s dad, of course, is opposed to the idea, Lynne convinces Janey they should try out, so we get the good high school girl lying to her parents to achieve her dream, and maybe even fall in love with a hunky dancing partner.

In what might be my shortest DVD review ever, especially since there are really no extras to be found on the DVD, I have to say that I found "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" kinda fun, in that mid-1980’s kind of way. The movie will not give you any kind of surprise (yes, Dad ends up going along with Janey’s dream), there’s a spoiled, rich girl trying to destroy Janey’s chances, and ahhh, young love. So, I suppose, if you are old enough and want to relive 1985, this could be the movie for you, torment your daughter with the fashion and the music of the time (although, scarily, the fashion might be coming back), and in the end I’m giving this DVD 3 stars out of 5 for being exactly what it is supposed to be.

And, oh yea, Helen Hunt and Sarah Jessica Parker are in their early 20’s for this movie (sure they’re playing teenagers), but for this one Helen Hunt is the smartass, and Sarah Jessica Parker is the goody-girl. It’s kind of fun seeing them in their early years!

That’s it for this one! I’m The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!


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