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Revenge of the Nerds (1984)
a book should never be judged by its cover....
Everybody else's fantastic comments/reviews have already said what I'll end up repeating. This film is fantastic. While the overall plot is not very realistic, events which occur in the movie are. Many attractive affluent people DO get the breaks while the ones who work hard and are not 'the standard of beauty' get passed over. But 'Nerds' shows us that superficiality does not always prevail.But sadly, it does a lot of times. Just not in this movie, which is a good thing!
And not just the 'superficial' aspect: not just 'I'm hot'. There's this kind of violent attitude towards that which is different, and that has been going on in society forever. Plus the Alpha-Betas lying about various situations and 'playing the victim card'.
All that said, I haven't read anything about how Lewis and Betty had become husband and wife for future sequels. But I may have just not paid attention. While I feel how Betty fell for Lewis was crazy, crazier things have happened. I did like how she pointed out how they fixed up their home to Stan.Now, is it just me or is 'Stanley' a pretty nerdy name?
The Nerds also showed us how three-dimensional they were. The Alpha-Betas were one-dimensional and just liked to party and workout. The Nerds ended up being somewhat athletic, drank, had sex, got high, pulled pranks, and still had time to be brainiacs. And, as I said above, could be handymen.
Remember, people: The Nerds were the type of guys who ended up being successful and getting married. The Alpha Betas were the guys who after college were still hitting up on 18 year old girls and wondering why they're single 'because they're so awesome.
Great flick, got mine at walmart for $5 and it's in my DVD player as I type this.Best characters were Lamar, U.N., and the Japanese guy whose name I can pronounce but cannot spell. Not an intellectually stimulating film but one of my top ten fave movies ever.
I apologize for typos, butchering of the English Language, and the fact I do not professionally write reviews. Thanks for reading.