In 1956, the shy Jonathan's luck with girls changes when he wins the rebellious Gene as a friend in his last year of high school. Gene is adored by many girls and manages to teach Jonathan ... See full summary »
Catherine Mary Stewart,
Three middle-aged daddies visit California to have a marvelous time at the beach. When they learn that a nice apartment and an expensive cabriolet isn't enough for them to score with the ... See full summary »
In 1954, a group of Florida high schoolers seek out to help their buddy lose his virginity, which leads them to seek revenge on a sleazy nightclub owner and his redneck sheriff brother for harassing them.
Christine (Phoebe Cates), a student at an exclusive all-girls private school, is in love with Jim, who attends an academy for boys nearby. Christine's arch rival Jordan also has her eye on ... See full summary »
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The movie and its precursor "Lemon Popsicle" [Lemon Popsicle (1978)] were both based on a situation which happened to the film's director Boaz Davidson during his youth. See more »
When Karen is getting an abortion, Gary is told to pick her up at 6PM. When he arrives, the sun is seen shining through the windows onto her bed. Since this takes place over Christmas break, in December, the sun would have already set. See more »
She's fine isn't she.
[commenting on Gary staring at Karen after she gets her ice cream]
Heh! Do you know who she is?
Never saw her before in my life.
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Yes it's a Fast Times wannabe, but it's still decent entertainment.
Some of the comedy parts are really funny. The scene when the three guys visit the Spanish lady is hilarious, with a little flamenco music in the background. The reaction when her sailor husband comes home is a riot. The guys' exploits in dealing with crabs are funny as well when they try to "drown them" and when they visit the pharmacist.
The abortion scene is a Fast Times ripoff too, but it does do a good job of capturing the terror of the situation. You really feel for what Karen is going through, and for Gary in his mad scramble for cash to pay for the abortion and accommodating her recovery.
The ending is painful to watch, but refreshingly realistic. First-time viewers will not be prepared for it and it will be a shock.
There is a decent eye-candy for guys with young girls and the milf Spanish lady, but heterosexual guys will probably want to skip the penis-measuring competition.
Underrated soundtrack too. Check out early, early U2(!), The Cars in their prime and an appropriate tearjerker song by James Ingram for the surprise ending.
Some people will hate it and it is somewhat dated, but those who like teen flicks or grew up in the early 80s should like it.
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