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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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Mac
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Ted
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Dr. Bob
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Diane Stilwell ...
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Mrs. Merkin (as June C. Ellis)
Felix Montano ...
Ramon
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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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Valerie's about to discover how far a girl has to go to find Mr. Right. See more »


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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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The camera used to take the photo of the aliens' transformation is a Nishika N8000. It is a special 4-lensed camera designed to produce lenticular 3-D photos after special processing. See more »

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When Valerie turns on the kitchen light with Ted's football in her hands, the shadow of a small fuzzy object can be seen waving around on the left side of the wall. (widescreen version only) See more »

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[from the song "'Cause I'm A Blonde"]
Candy: I took an IQ test and I flunked it, of course / I can't spell VW, but I got a Porsche.
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WHO DO YOU LOVE
Written by Bo Diddley (as Ellas McDaniel)
Produced by William Reid (as William) & Jim Reid with John Loder at Southern Studios
Performed by The Jesus & Mary Chain (as Jesus & Mary Chain)
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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Aliens Crash Land In Woman's Swimming Pool, Help Her With Failing Relationship. Story At 11.
11 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

'Earth Girls are Easy' is a B-52's kind of style musical. Well, it's sort of a musical. It's sporadic musical numbers and dance acts that have to keep this movie plugging along. If you know the Julie Brown song, Earth Girls are Easy, then you know the story.

Clueless Valerie (Geena Davis) of the Valley discovers that her idiot fiancee, Ted (Charles Rocket), is cheating on her about the same time that some aliens crash land in her swimming pool. With Ted gone, she doesn't mind entertaining a few aliens (Jim Carey, Damon Wayans, and Jeff Godlbum) for a while. Actually, the results are pretty funny, since basically she tries to get them to assimilate to 80 Californian culture as she knows it. She first does by shaving off their hairy exterior so that they look like humans (of course). It sure doesn't occur to their blonde, braindead Valley Girl friends, that there is something wrong Wiploc, Zeebo, and Mac (especially considering that they repeat everything people tell them and don't say much else) so long as theyre good dancers, party animals, and good in bed, of course. In the course of everything, including her creepy fiancee trying to weasel his way back, Valerie falls in love with Mac (played by her then-husband, Jeff Goldbum).

It is an amusing little romantic comedy that seems to have taken some cues from Susan Sneideman's 'Making Mr. Right' which you might also enjoy if you like this movie, although that is not quite as funky in the B-52s sense of the word. Not that the B-52s had anything to do with this movie, either, but I think they are most closely associated with the style of comedy and atmosphere I'm referring to.

This is not a movie for everyone, obviously. Earth Girls are Easy is a funky 80s b-comedy recommended for real 80s fans, though it'll probably appeal more to us female audiences. Just waste your brain, wax your board, and pray for waves!


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