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Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)

A Southern California girl befriends three furry aliens after their spaceship lands in her swimming pool.

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Mac
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Candy Pink
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Woody
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Dr. Ted Gallagher
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Dr. Bob
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Dr. Rick
Diane Stilwell ...
Robin
Juney Ellis ...
Mrs. Merkin (as June C. Ellis)
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Ramon
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Joe the Cop (as Richard Hurst)
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Mike the Cop
Lisa Fuller ...
Kikki
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Three furry (and funny) aliens travel around the universe in a spaceship and receive a broadcast showing human females. They are fascinated by these shapely creatures and discover that the broadcast came from Southern California on Earth. Meanwhile, Valley girl Valerie Gail feels her cold fiancé Dr. Ted Gallagher is slipping away and decides to seduce him. Instead, she catches him cheating on her with a nurse, throws him out, smashes his things and refuses to see him again. The aliens' spaceship crash lands in Valerie's swimming pool - putting a decided damper on her future wedding plans in Las Vegas. She brings them into her home; and the aliens prove to be quick learners and absorb American popular culture and language through television. Written by Mark Harding <mah@imdb.com>

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An out-of-this-world, down-to-earth comedy adventure. See more »


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12 May 1989 (USA)  »

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Objectif Terrienne  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$3,916,303 (USA)
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Madonna, Daryl Hannah, Elisabeth Shue, Justine Bateman, Molly Ringwald, and Debra Winger were each offered the role of Valerie, but all of them turned down the part. See more »

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When we first see Mac sleeping suspended in the stasis chamber at start of the film, the two wires that keep him "levitated" are visible. See more »

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Valerie: A relationship is a lot like a porcelain nail, Ted. You can break it, and you can glue it back together, but it's not going to be as strong as it was unless the person is really committed to not bringing home nurses!
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Creeping Terror (1994) See more »

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SUMMER OF LOVE
Written by Ricky Wilson, Cindy Wilson, Keith Strickland and Kate Pierson
Produced by Tony Mansfield
Performed by The B-52's
Courtesy of Island Records and Warner Bros. Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A joyous romp - fluff, but Really Good Fluff!
6 July 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Sadly a few jaded commentators (including the late redoubtable Halliwell) seen to have taken this movie far too seriously...pay no attention! This movie mas made as a zany fluffy comedy, and it succeeds admirably at it. With talents like Gina Davis, Geoff Goldblum, the young Jim Carrey and the multi-talented Julie Brown amongst others how could it fail? Memorable moments include the aliens' learning isolated English phrases from commercials and old movies - "limp and hard to manage" has become a family in-joke; the like,-totally-cool-to-whatever-outrageous-happens surfer Woody (Michael McKean); the makeover; and Julie Brown's song, now a classic on Dr Demento, "Because I'm Blonde".

For anyone who complains the special effects are cheesy - they're _meant_ to be! This is in part a spoof of the 1950's aliens-come-to-earth B movies, so watch closely when the space ship arrives, hovers over the trees, and does its forced landing in Davis' pool: it is a triumph of reproducing the authentic 1950's effect, not a poor attempt at 80's FX tech! All in all the production values, cinematography and direction are excellent throughout and support the fine cast and writers to produce one of the most delightful light comedies of the 80's.

Don't miss this charmer. See it when it comes around on TV. Rent it, or buy it and show all your friends. Just be sure you're in the mood for comic nonsense, not Dostoyevsky!


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