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Class (1983)

A young man in private school spends one crazy night out, but soon realizes the woman he hooked up with is not who he expected.

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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! See more »

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22 July 1983 (USA)  »

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Class - Vom Klassenzimmer zur Klassefrau  »

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The movie featured three members of the Cusack family in acting roles: father Dick Cusack, daughter Joan Cusack and son John Cusack. See more »

Goofs

Roger has a black right eye in one scene. Later that same day, the black eye is gone. See more »

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Skip: That son of a bitch got away with everything tha I had. And I was so scared that I shit my pants.
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Referenced in Hell (1984) See more »

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Composed and Performed by David Hines and Suzanne Hines
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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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