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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.

Director:

Julien Temple
3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Geena Davis ... Valerie
Jeff Goldblum ... Mac
Jim Carrey ... Wiploc
Damon Wayans ... Zeebo
Julie Brown ... Candy Pink
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 ... Ramon
Rick Hurst ... Joe the Cop (as Richard Hurst)
Leslie Morris Leslie Morris ... Mike the Cop
Lisa Fuller Lisa Fuller ... Kikki
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Valerie's about to discover how far a girl has to go to find Mr. Right. See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Objectif Terrienne See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$3,916,303
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jim Carrey and Charles Rocket later appeared together in Dumb and Dumber (1994).. See more »

Goofs

When Zeebo starts to go up the dancing cage, we cut to Demone going up too, and on the right-hand side of the screen Zeebo's feet are seen dangling because he's sitting up there already. Then we cut back to still Zeebo going up. (widescreen version only) See more »

Quotes

Woody: [on the phone to Valerie, as cops attack him] I gotta go, Val - I'm gettin' my butt kicked!
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Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

References Doctor Dolittle (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

THEME FROM LOVE STORY (FINALE)
Composed by Francis Lai and Carl Sigman
Courtesy of Paramount Pictures Corporation
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A joyous romp - fluff, but Really Good Fluff!
6 July 2007 | by tpatria_mlSee all my reviews

Sadly a few jaded commentators (including the late redoubtable Halliwell) seen to have taken this movie far too seriously...pay no attention! This movie mas made as a zany fluffy comedy, and it succeeds admirably at it. With talents like Gina Davis, Geoff Goldblum, the young Jim Carrey and the multi-talented Julie Brown amongst others how could it fail? Memorable moments include the aliens' learning isolated English phrases from commercials and old movies - "limp and hard to manage" has become a family in-joke; the like,-totally-cool-to-whatever-outrageous-happens surfer Woody (Michael McKean); the makeover; and Julie Brown's song, now a classic on Dr Demento, "Because I'm Blonde".

For anyone who complains the special effects are cheesy - they're _meant_ to be! This is in part a spoof of the 1950's aliens-come-to-earth B movies, so watch closely when the space ship arrives, hovers over the trees, and does its forced landing in Davis' pool: it is a triumph of reproducing the authentic 1950's effect, not a poor attempt at 80's FX tech! All in all the production values, cinematography and direction are excellent throughout and support the fine cast and writers to produce one of the most delightful light comedies of the 80's.

Don't miss this charmer. See it when it comes around on TV. Rent it, or buy it and show all your friends. Just be sure you're in the mood for comic nonsense, not Dostoyevsky!


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