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Class (1983)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  6 July 1983 (USA)
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Jonathan, a naive country boy, gets a scholarship to a classy prep school, where he rooms with suave, rich and handsome Skip. Skip decides it is his duty to see that Jonathan loses his ... See full summary »

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Jonathan, a naive country boy, gets a scholarship to a classy prep school, where he rooms with suave, rich and handsome Skip. Skip decides it is his duty to see that Jonathan loses his virginity, so he sends Jonathan to Chicago, where Jonathan meets Ellen, a beautiful older woman, and they be- gin an affair which ends abruptly when Ellen discovers Jonathan is 17. During Christmas break, Jonathan visits Skip's house and discovers that Ellen is Skip's mother. Ellen tells Jonathan to leave when he rejects her advances, but then begins calling him and begging to see him. Finally, Jonathan agrees to meet her and plans to end the affair, but Ellen seduces him--and that's when Skip, who followed Jonathan, discovers them. Written by Denise P. Meyer <dpm1@cornell.edu>

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The good news is, Jonathan's having his first affair. The bad news is, she's his roommate's mother!

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6 July 1983 (USA)  »

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Debut in a filmed production for actors Andrew McCarthy, John Cusack, and Virginia Madsen. For actors Alan Ruck and Rob Lowe, this 1983 movie was the second feature film audiences saw them in, both their first films having also being released earlier in the same 1983 year. And the picture was the debut cinema movie of actress Lolita Davidovich who had previously appeared on television. The DVD sleeve notes incorrectly state that the film was Rob Lowe's debut, Lowe having previously been seen in Francis Coppola's The Outsiders (1983). See more »

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Skip politely refuses a sandwich as he and his friends of the dance committee are visiting the all-girl school. After the chaos with the broken vase and the torn blouse, Skip suggests that the students decide on whether to wear costumes....while eating a sandwich. See more »

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Ellen: Have you ever been in love?
Jonathan: I was kind'a fond of that hundred dollar bill.
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Performed by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts (as Joan Jett and The Blackhearts)
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"The Graduate" meets "Porky's"
16 October 2007 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Failed cross-pollination of "The Graduate" with any number of frat-house romps does have one thing going for it: Rob Lowe (pre-"St. Elmo's Fire") gives a loose, frenetic performance as a prep-school student whose unstable mother has a secret affair with Lowe's roommate. As he got older, Lowe tended to lean heavily on his male-model good looks, resulting in some posturing performances. This vehicle for him and newcomer Andrew McCarthy is doomed, however. It wants to be a T&A comedy, a sensitive tale of friendship, and a slightly naughty love story between an older woman and a younger man. The romance is unpleasant from the outset, with Jacqueline Bisset TOO convincing as 40-ish trollop with mental problems. Bisset is definitely in the spirit of the thing, but it's a distressing role for the classy actress, who every once in a while stepped into the gutter. The kids are convincingly callow, but their slapstick antics go over-the-top. Director Lewis Carlino seems to think he's giving us something original. "Class" was lambasted at the time for an 11th-hour decision to edit out most of the seriousness in favor of the jokes, but heavy drama has no place in this story. What we're left with is the buddy-buddy stuff and the R-rated gags, but those don't work either. *1/2 out of ****


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