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My Boyfriend's Back (1989)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy  |  25 September 1989 (USA)
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A female singing group from the '60s reunites for a TV special.

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Chris Henry
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Vickie Vine
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Joseph
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Lois Foraker
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A female singing group from the '60s reunites for a TV special.

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Hey-la, Hey-la, die Bouffants sind da  »

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Written by Paul Anka, Jacques Revaux, Claude François
Performed by Judith Light
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appealing, not spectacular
23 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

25 years after her fictional singing group The Bouffants broke up, Vickie Vine still sings in a bowling alley. Perky housewife Chris Henry has two children and a sportscaster husband who travels a lot. And Debbie McGuire is a marketing executive who would just as soon forget she was ever part of a 'girl group' from the 60s. But an NBC executive wants to put together a music special called "My Boyfriend's Back" (named for one of the girl group's big hits) in which The Bouffants and other music acts from the 60s perform.

Debbie reluctantly agrees to do the show, after having been embarrassed in front of her colleagues who didn't know her sordid secret. Unfortunately, old animosities make a comeback, and the special is in trouble, mainly because the people in charge made the mistake of naming it for a hit by the one group. Chris finds herself refereeing fights between Debbie and Vickie. And Vickie feels the need to impress her old friends, so she won't tell the truth.

This movie has quite a bit of comedy, though about halfway through it gets off track and becomes too serious. Things do get more entertaining, and the second half follows the usual formula for this type of movie. Although a lot of the music in this movie is not my taste (especially the 80s versions of the hits that are played for background), the singers, many of which are real people, show a lot of talent. I don't know if The Bouffants did their own singing, but they were good. I've always liked Sandy Duncan's perkiness, and Judith Light showed an edgier version of the same type of character. Jill Eikenberry was harder to like but did well in a more dignified portrayal.

Overall, I enjoyed the movie, a good effort for a TV-movie, but nothing spectacular.


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