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I can't help it--I love this movie. It's so adorably cliché and predictable that I get a kick out of it every time that I see it. The soundtrack is great 80's pop, and the songs keep playing in my head long after the movie's over. What teen girl hasn't wished she could "magically" put the "snobby cheerleader" in her place and walk away with the popular guy? Louise gets that chance when she inherits her powers on her 16th birthday and uses them to make herself "the most popular girl." Yes, it's a bit silly in spots, but it has fun dance numbers and great 80's hairstyles and clothes. If you love the 80's, you will enjoy this movie!
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Okay, so the 80's were evil. We can all agree on that statement, right? But
Teen Witch is still a fun movie to watch, if only for looking back and
laughing at the decade. Pink socks on the fellas, acid wash jeans, Madonna
attire...what the heck were we thinking? Aside from the chance to cringe at
the fashion trends, Teen Witch has some amusing and truly original moments.
Here they are, in no particular order:
1. I'm pretty sure Teen Witch is a musical, even if the movie won't admit it. Who can forget these songs? There's "I Like Boys," where cheerleaders prance around the locker room in neon leotards and treat towels like dance ribbons. And there's "Top That," a rap cession between Acid Wash Boy and Madonna Gal that's hilarious.
2. There's a scene where the Teen Witch and her 'popular' boyfriend explore a lighthouse or something while peeling off small articles of clothing. We leave with them kissing, but its kinda suggestive for a teen movie. Did Teen Witch get herself some action??
3. I like the ending. The cool guy could have turned out to be a jerk, trying to make out with her or something, but Teen Witch doesn't go on that familiar route. Instead the 'geek' manages to nab the cool guy without her powers, showing that she just needed confidence. Way fab.
See Teen Witch. It's like, totally mackadacious. 3 out of 4 stars.
Teen Witch (1989) was one of those "white elephant" movies that I
always found perversely entertaining. I'm like a moth drawn to an open
flame whenever this movie is on T.V. I don't know why I like movies
like these, but for some strange reason I do. The movie is an exercise
in bad acting, gaudy clothes and inane situations. Personally I
wouldn't have a movie like this in my collection but whenever it's on
A teenage girl (Robin Lively) is about to have her sweet sixteen birthday. One day whilst having bad luck in general, she comes across a palm reader's abode. Seeking calm from the approaching storm she seeks refuge inside. The palm reader is a diminutive woman who reluctantly read the young lady's palm. She's learns from her reading that she's a descendant in the long line of witches just like herself. After learning that she'll be a witch with great powers after her 16th birthday, the woman takes her under her wing. Can she master her powers and make her dreams come true?
Overall the movie isn't all that great. In fact you'll feel kind of silly watching this teenage tripe. The movie has no real message and the supernatural angle is quite lame. When I saw this the first time I hoped something bad would happen to Robin Lively, but it never came to fruition. Oh well, if you really dig 80's movies, this one's for you. Others need not to apply.
I think what makes Teen Witch one of the best 80s "makeover" movie,
is that it deals with issues not let on to seriously yet it still touches
It seems that everyone wants to be "Cinderella." In this story, a teenage girl who feels invisible at her school wants to be the most popular girl at school. After obtaining witch powers, her adventure begins in finding herself.
We all know that this movie is very fiction, but along with all this hocus pocus, comes a certain message. This message being that no matter what you do to change yourself, the real truth and comfort you'll receive comes from your true individual character and that is how you will succeed and will be truly satisfied.
I enjoyed the "musical" parts of the movie, I think they blended it in very well. Lively was very natural in her role and I liked that. Overall I give this movie a 9+, for a movie that isn't meant to be an Oscar worthy one and is made just for pure enjoyment.
ALL TIME FAVORITE MOVIE!!!! OK so I usually fall for the cheesy ones, especially those of the wonderful 80s, but I really do love this one. If only it wasn't so dang hard to find!!! No movie rental places have it and the only luck I have found is on EBay, and I am scared of that thing!!!! I think the songs are hilarious and I feel like I can really relate to Louise as a teenager who wants the cute guy!!! It is surprising how many people have actually seen this movie (usually because it is played on TV every once in a while, but still it is amusing. If you haven't seen it, and like the cheesy kinds of movies of the 80s, find it, sit down, and ENJOY! Invite me too!
I thought Teen Witch was a fun, cute, comedy that is great for kids and teenagers alike. I think it also may have helped my personal rating because it was an 80's film, and I love the 80's. I used to watch it all the time as a kid, but then they stopped playing it, but just about a week ago I saw it on ABC Family, and I was so happy to get to watch it again. The movie also contained fun and upbeat music to listen to throughout the film. Plus you have got to just love their outfits in the movie, they were so colorful and "out there". I love the part in the movie when Louise make the voodoo doll that matches her teacher. I have to admit though Louises younger brother really freaks me out, but hey the movies still a classic!
A true eighties teen comedy, but not the best film ever
If you have watched this film then I'm sure the same bits stick in the
memory - The 'Top That' Rap-Off, The cheesy (No, really cheesy) 'I like
boys' shower-room scene, and my favourite the 'I can't talk to him, look
funky he is' quote, directed at a boy wearing the sort of clothes that
you cringe when you see them in old photos, the sort of kid that wore
fluorescent pink socks to school...
The scenes involving her brother are hilarious and provide most of the
deliberately funny moments.
I think any movie where a month down the line you can still remember sketches and quotes is worth watching and this is certainly one of those. Watch it and I guarantee that you'll laugh when you're supposed to...and even more when you're not.
I give it a cheesetastic 8/10.
Teen Witch is a fantastic example of an 80's teen flick. Growing up in the eighties was a lot of fun because there were films like this!. Yes, they can be predictable at times, and if scrutinised carefully there are some glaring errors. eg. If Kiki broke her leg during play rehearsal, then how come she was fine by the time of the school prom? Not that much time had passed. But who cares. This is a film you should take at face value, the music is boppy, the clothes are typically late eighties and most importantly the characters are likeable. I especially liked her best friend- she was great, and she appeared in what I think is the most memorable part of the film. The "top that" scene. Why don't they make more films like this? They are perfect for the teen market and are, in my opinion better than the likes of Sabrina the teenage witch. At least Teen Witch has some underlying moral messages which we should all remember once in a while. All in all a lightweight but entertaining film.
This movie has no redeeming values. It could possibly be one of the worst movies of all time. Worst acting, worst script, and oh my god, an embarrassment on all the actors resume. At the same time it's freaking irresistible. You have to surrender to the crap fest that this movie is, and then you end up loving it for all it's horriblines... of course the musical numbers are awful, and while watching, I actually feel embarrassed for them... but then I laugh, and then I make fun, ohhh, and what a glorious time you can have watching this awful piece of...
With Teen Witch, you can get your friends together who want to get a
dose of the 80s - an elephant-size heroin injection of the 80s,
complete with Madonna-ripoff soundtrack and single-pig-tail and spandex
- and get quite a good many laughs at its expense. Or sometimes with
it, but very rarely. It's a film with the intent to put forth the old
and very tired cliché: a girl who can't fit in will do stuff to make
herself fit in really big, only to discover, color us shocked, that
it's really best to just be yourself, maybe, if you're good enough as
is. That's the most of a moral I could get out of it anyway. Oh, and if
you're a high school girl, the quarterback is always a Tom Cruise
clone, I guess, only a little more buff and less creepy.
But man-o-man, get ready for cheese here. And sometimes some weird surprises in the cast. Such as Shelly Berman (who some might recall as Larry David's father on Curb Your Enthusiasm) in a bad hairpiece as the most incomprehensibly bad and nosy teacher ever who gets his just desserts (or too much thereof) with a mojo-doll mock-up of himself by Louise Miller. Or Marcia Wallace basically doing a start-up version of her Mrs. Krabappel character on the Simpsons only as a drama teacher. Or even Dick Sergeant as the father of the household. Best of all is little old Zelda Rubinstein, the perennial little old lady in movies, who is perfect as the mentor witch to Robin Lively's Louise, giving sage advice and sometimes just doing silly things like making cute guys out of frogs. Yeah, one of those old-lady witches.
So, what to expect? Lots of random musical segments, usually complimented by a boombox or stereo nearby, with songs like "I LIKE BOYS!" in a girl's locker room, or with the really shockingly dated and howlingly funny white-guy rapping on the street that becomes a rap-off with Louise's possessed best friend. Oh, and lots of montages, and cruel jokes, and a very stereotypical mean-little brother of Louise's who may in fact be playing it too gay for a kid of pre-pubescent age. And a final prom scene that reeks of silliness and oddly timed romance. And did I mention the 1980's? Be warned, this is so unabashedly of its time and era and locked-in-John-Hughes mode of thought that you'll wonder if it's still the 21st century by the time it ends. Guilty pleasure.
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