Sunday, December 16, 2007

Good Old 80's Fun


I have got to tell you, I found the perfect distraction for today - one of my favorite movies: Earth Girls are Easy. Have you ever seen this one? It is a cult-classic, cheesy musical, starring Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, Julie Brown (of "Homecoming Queen's Got a Gun" fame), Jim Carrey, and Damon Wayans. Of course, when it came out, the latter two were "unknowns," and Jim Carrey was listed as "James."

When the movie first came out in 1988, I was ten and my sister was 8. We were just starting to venture out into our neighborhood on our own. So, on one of our weekend jaunts, we got a little bit of money from our parents, and walked to the local mall/movie theater. We thought we were such big girls!

We decided to have lunch at a little lunch place in Marshall Fields, and then took a chance by seeing this movie. Well, we FELL IN LOVE WITH IT. So much so, we had to go back the following weekend and see it again. We even got a movie poster as soon as we could, and it hung on our bedroom wall until we moved out of that house 7 years later.

So, if you haven't seen it before, give it a chance - you'll giggle, you'll groan, and you'll love it.

5 comments:

BipolarLawyerCook said...

(The real) Julie Brown is my hero.

Phyllis Sommer said...

i loved that movie! i haven't seen it in years. the other one i love is "girls just wanna have fun" -- sarah jp at her finest:-)

ZILLA said...

Jeff and Geena in ONE film, at the same time, TOGETHER? You're pullin' my leg!!! Heading to amazon to order my copy! (I hope!)

Jeez, where was I in '88??

patti_cake said...

OMG I LOVE THIS MOVIE! I haven't saw it in ages. Netflix here I come! I love "cos' i'm a blonde yeah~yeah~yeah"~

Cooper said...

Oh God. I remember that movie from my "film critic" days...

Just wanted to drop by and send some mojo for a speedy recovery from your surgery...take it slow!!!