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Class (1983)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  22 July 1983 (USA)
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A young boy spends one crazy night out, but soon realizes the woman he hooked up with is his roommate's mother.

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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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The picture has often been compared with and likened to The Graduate (1967). Of Class (1983), the following commented in relation to The Graduate (1967): 'Rating the Movies' said that the movie was a "take-off of The Graduate (1967); 'Halliwells' said the film was a "travesty of The Graduate (1967)"; film critic 'Roger Ebert said that the picture was a "prep-school retread of The Graduate (1967)"; whilst trade paper 'Variety' said the film "throw[s] in aspects of The Graduate (1967)"; and 'Movie '83' magazine (Australia) said that the movie was an "80s version of The Graduate (1967)". 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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Jonathan: Hey, I got it, I'll drop dead. Wouldn't that be nice, huh? I could shoot myself. No, you shoot me and mount my head on the wall next to the moose. You could stretch the panties between my ears. Come on, you'd love that.
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Teenage Sex-Farse with a serious side.
9 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

Though this movie was clearly designed to have mass-market teen appeal, it has a serious side that makes it stand out from other movies of the same type. The premise, a teenage boy's first sexual encounter turns out to be with his roommate's mother, is contrived to arouse curiosity among adolescents. Combine this with unsophisticated humor and flaunting of authority and you have the formula for a popular teen romp. But it seems that there is a movie with some sensitivity and drama trapped within this rather restrictive framework. The boy is torn between his friendship with his roommate and his relationship with his friend's mother. The woman is repressed and intimidated by her husband and finds a sense of freedom in this forbidden relationship which she can't seem to let go. The result is a movie that tries to be both a high school date movie of the week and an adult drama, landing somewhat awkwardly somewhere in the middle. It does have some laughs though and some before-they-were-famous appearances that might make it worth while.


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