Buy “Girls Just Want to Have Fun Biff Yeager, Kristi Somers, Richard Blade, Ian Giatti, Shannen Doherty, Sarah Jessica Parker, Lee Montgomery, Helen Hunt, Morgan Woodward, Ed Lauter, Jonathan Silverman, Holly Gagnier, Thomas E. Ackerman, Alan Metter, David Rawlins, Chuck Russell, James G. Robinson, Robert F. Lyons, Stuart Cornfeld, Amy Spies Movies & TV” Online

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

Got this a day before street date (thanks, UPS!). Actually love this movie. ..saw it 3 times in the theater when I was in high school, and it’s held a special place in my heart ever since. Fun, fluffy, innocent and lively movie with wonderfully appealing performances by Sarah Jessica Parker and Helen Hunt. I had this on VHS and DVD, and was so excited to find out that it was coming to blu ray. ..I pre-ordered it that very day. Now, for my disappointment in the blu ray release. There’s no reason for the upgrade from DVD. The same specks, scratches and dirt appear in the film, so no cleanup was done. The sound is a BIT better than the DVD, but not much. And the extras? Only a trailer that is curiously incomplete in comparison to the DVD one. I watched the trailer and immediately noticed something was odd about it on the blu ray. ..during a couple of moments, the screen went totally black, yet there was still audio. .then there was nothing whatsoever with the title of the movie in the trailer. I pulled out my DVD and sure enough, it was different. During the blank spots on the blu ray, the DVD would flash the word “Girls” in light blue neon. ..and at the end of the trailer was the title with the credits. What would possibly be the reason for omitting this from the blu ray trailer???? It’s the TITLE OF THE MOVIE! Just very odd. …Anyway, I still love the movie, but I do not see a reason for anyone to upgrade to blu if they already have the DVD (UNLESS you have the version of the DVD that was 1:33 aspect ratio. ..the previous DVD release was 1:85, as is the blu ray). Side note: What is with the horribly photo-shopped cover? There is nowhere in this movie where Sarah Jessica Parker has that hair style, and her head just looks completely weird and pasted on. Check it out!

Product Description Janey (Sarah Jessica Parker) is a shy good girl. Lynne (Helen Hunt) is a cool rock chick. But when the two scheme to get Janey on television’s biggest after-school dance show, they find themselves on a wild adventure filled with cute boys, hot dancing, prudish nuns, mean rich kids, parents that don’t understand, and girls doing what they know best–just having fun! Sarah Jessica Parker and Helen Hunt dance their way through Girls Just Want to Have Fun, a glorious example of 1980s kitsch. Janey (Parker), the new girl at a Catholic high school in Chicago, dreams of becoming a dancer on Dance TV. With the help of new wave hipster Lynne (Hunt), Janey enters a dance contest and gets paired with Jeff (Lee Montgomery), a rebel in spandex, and the two are soon smitten with each other. Unfortunately, they’ve made an enemy of a snooty rich girl, who vows to take them down. Everything about Girls Just Want to Have Fun is cheap and cheesy–it doesn’t even have the Cyndi Lauper version of the title song–but that doesn’t make it any less goofily entertaining, particularly when a debutante ball is wrecked by a bizarre combination of punk rockers and female bodybuilders. Featuring a very young Shannen Doherty as Jeff’s little sister. –Bret Fetzer




Girls Just Want to Have Fun Review


A fave of both my daughters, this movie is a trip down memory lane for all three of us. I ordered this recently (our VHS copy long ago donated), along with several other 1980s favorites, for a mother/daughter slumber party for my 30-something daughters and I. With Sarah Jessica Parker and Helen Hunt as teens, several years before they became household names, the movie is funny, entertaining as hell, and a blast from the past. Add "Hello Again," with Shelley Long, "Jersey Girl," with Jamie Gertz, and "Crossing Delancey," with Amy Irving, we have enough entertainment for a serious slumber party. Don’t forget the popcorn and something sweet to complete the night. -Read Reviews-

A+ I’ll be back

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