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Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)

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

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... Valerie
... Mac
... Wiploc
... Zeebo
... Candy Pink
... Woody
... Ted
... Dr. Bob
... Dr. Rick
Diane Stilwell ... Robin
Juney Ellis ... Mrs. Merkin (as June C. Ellis)
... Ramon
... Joe the Cop (as Richard Hurst)
Leslie Morris ... 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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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
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2.35 : 1
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Nearly 27 years since the release of the film, singer Britney Spears and rapper Iggy Azalea put out a song named "Pretty Girls" basing the concept of the video in the movie and its main star Geena Davis. 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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Woody: [on the phone to Valerie, as cops attack him] I gotta go, Val - I'm gettin' my butt kicked!
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BABY GONNA SHAKE
Written by Stephen Bray and Linda Mallah
Produced by Stephen Bray
Performed by Royalty
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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It's party time!
12 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

Before three aliens accidentally land into Valerie (Geena Davis)'s pool, she is a manicurist in The Valley, California, and is about to marry a doctor, Ted (Charles Rocket), who has always been unfaithful to her. Now the arrival of the three extra-terrestrials will change Valerie's life forever.

As a sci-fi comedy, some occasional singing scenes make this film also fit the category of musical. Although this is not exactly a profound story, it is light-hearted, colorful, energetic and successfully made for the purpose of entertainment.

The whole film is a hilarious party, if you're in the mood to relax, to lay back and to kick off your shoes without wanting to explore some serious issue, then you'll have a grand time watching this. The scene Valerie "destroys" about everything in her house after she sees her fiance with another woman was skillfully filmed and acted in a very funny and original way, while Valerie sings "I've lost my faith in you".

As Valerie, Geena Davis beautifully portrayed this cheerful, optimistic, lively and strong woman. Jeff Goldblum played Mac, a charming, maturer, steadier alien while his fellow travelers Wiploc and Zeebo (played by Jim Carrey and Damon Wayens respectively) are wackier and more fun-loving. All the characters in this movie are likeable and the film itself is just as interesting.


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