September 2nd 2009 22:00
On to our next John Hughes film and this one is a bit, well…weird.
Although far-fetched, it starts off in typical 80s teen movie fashion, with Anthony Michael Hall back again for another John Hughes geek role, and together with his best (and only) friend decide to throw together the perfect woman with the help of some state of the art 80s technology.
Straight from the outset, although she seems nice enough, Kelly LeBrock doesn’t come close to being any sort of ultimate woman to me. I was puzzled when the blonde (soon to be Mr Hall’s love interest) was commenting how perfect and beautiful she was, when in fact she probably didn’t hold a candle to her. Anyway, it’s beside the point.
Its probably a pretty good idea, but more time needed to be put in because at times it just seems to be out of control and they’ve obviously just thrown it together to continue Hughes’ teen movie hot streak.
If anything though, I’d say Anthony Michael Hall did a bang up job, showing lots of different and quirky sides to himself — especially funny is the great scene in the blues bar.
I still remember they made a TV show about it in the 90s, kinda of a modern day Bewitched/I Dream of Jeannie type thing, as Lisa is kind of just a genie archetype character anyway — it actually made a little more sense than the movie ever did.
Anyway, this is a true blast from the past that doesn’t hold up so well after about the three-quarter mark, but probably never really did anyway.
“So, what would you little maniacs like to do first?”
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