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


Julien Temple
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Geena Davis ... Valerie
Jeff Goldblum ... Mac
Jim Carrey ... Wiploc
Damon Wayans ... Zeebo
Julie Brown ... Candy
Michael McKean ... Woody
Charles Rocket ... Ted
Larry Linville ... Dr. Bob
Rick Overton ... Dr. Rick
Diane Stilwell Diane Stilwell ... Robin
Juney Ellis Juney Ellis ... Mrs. Merkin (as June C. Ellis)
Felix Montano Felix Montano ... Ramon
Rick Hurst ... Joe the Cop (as Richard Hurst)
Leslie Morris Leslie Morris ... Mike the Cop
Lisa Fuller Lisa Fuller ... Kikki


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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A recent poll showed that 3 out of 4 aliens believe... Earth Girls Are Easy See more »


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Jim Carrey's character quotes James Dean's famous line from Rebel Without a Cause (1955). See more »


After her night with Mac, Valerie grabs her package of birth control pills. The number of pills in the package keeps changing in each shot. See more »


Valerie: [singing] I know now what you're all about, What a nightmare, My friends thought you were a dream...
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On all DVD versions the Vestron Pictures title, logo and credit have been removed and just start off the film with "A Kestrel Films Production" then continues on with the opening. See more »


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I Like 'em Big and Stupid
Written by Julie Brown, Charlie Coffey, Ray Colcord and Terrence E. McNally
Produced by Steven Lindsey and Julie Brown
Performed by Julie Brown
Courtesy of Sire Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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27 May 2008 | by tedgSee all my reviews

I'm not sure, but I think this is a better candidate for a midnight dressup singalong than "Rocky Horror." But I suppose corsets are more fun for the wearer than very skimpy bikinis.

It hardly matters if the folks who made it intended us to take elements of it seriously. Its ours when we watch it and can take these things on any terms we desire. If you are like me, and take "Barbarella" not seriously, but as something important, you will do the same here.

Its not quite in the category I follow of filmmakers directing their lover, but its close, as we know these two are lovers in real life.

It asks a lot of the viewer, to believe the story, what with the props and costumes. But its precisely the same degree the characters on the screen are asked to believe about each other and the nature of love. Somehow it makes it easy to think about romance.

Ted's Evaluation -- 3 of 3: Worth watching.

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Release Date:

12 May 1989 (USA) See more »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$892,742, 14 May 1989

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