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Weird Science (1985)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Romance  |  2 August 1985 (USA)
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Two high school nerds attempt to create the perfect woman, but she turns out to be more than that.

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Two unpopular teenagers, Gary Wallace and Wyatt Donnelly, fail at all attempts to be accepted by their peers. Their desperation to be liked leads them to "create" a woman via their computer. Their living and breathing creation is a gorgeous woman, Lisa, whose purpose is to boost their confidence level by putting them into situations which require Gary and Wyatt to act like men. On their road to becoming accepted, they encounter many hilarious obstacles, which gives the movie an overall sense of silliness. Written by Jeff Ranous <uslwsjgr@ibmmail.com>

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According to a recent interview on Howard Stern, Robert Downey Jr. cleared up the rumors that he deficated in Kelly LeBrocks trailer. He stated that he and his costar who played Max joked about deficating in people's trailers throughout the shoot. They eventually did it in one the female castmembers trailers however it was not LeBrocks. The director questioned everyone in the cast as to who did it and when he got to Downey he replied "no, but I sure wish it was me who did it". He also stated there was never any tension between him and John Hughes and he highly respected his friendship. See more »

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When Gary and Wyatt are saying goodbye to Lisa, Wyatt's computer system is powered off at the beginning of the scene and is powered on by the end. See more »

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[Wyatt is driving himself, Gary and Lisa back to his home. Gary is very drunk]
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Unquestionably a bad film, but not without occasional funny moments.
16 June 2003 | by (Todmorden, England) – See all my reviews

Weird Science is the kind of film you watched when you were a young kid and found hilarious. The humour is infantile, which probably explains why. However, if you revisit this movie as an adult, you're pretty sure to be disappointed by its lame plotting and insistence on crude sex jokes. All the same, a couple of the more inspired jokes still raise a smile, though it's hard to justify sitting through a feature length presentation just to get a couple of giggles.

The plot involves two high school losers who invent the woman of their dreams on their computer. She is meant to be a cyber creation, but for some unknown reason she actually comes to life in the shape (and boy what a shape!) of Kelly LeBrock, whom they soon name "Lisa". Lisa helps them to gain popularity and street-cred, by doing such enriching things as taking a shower with them and escorting them to a local jazz bar. She even throws the mother of all parties at one of the kids' houses, resulting in full-scale chaos and a nuclear missile being planted in the house (quite literally).

Generally, the audience being aimed for here is the slightly immature teenage boy who hasn't got a girlfriend. If that's you, you'll probably love this film. Others might not be so impressed. However, as mentioned before, a few comic moments remain that are funny whoever you are. The scene where a kid named Wyatt accidentally backs into a toilet cubicle and sits down, only to find he has sat on someone who is halfway through taking a dump is pretty good. Also, the scene where Chet (Bill Paxton) says to his brother "For Chrissake, will ya cover yourself?" handing him a towel only to leave himself stark naked is amusing. If you're after a witty, sophisticated comedy, get something with Cary Grant in it. If you're after toilet humour personified, this is for you!!!


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