Not all of the older films that get Saturday reviews
are considered classics.
Cast, Crew, and Other Info
Jeff Goldblum as Mac
Geena Davis as Valerie
Damon Wayans as Zeebo
Jim Carrey as Wiploc
Julie Brown as Candy
Mike McKean as Woody
Charles Rocket as Ted
Written by Julie Brown, Charlie Coffey, and Terrence
Directed by Julien Temple
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A spaceship crash lands in a valley girl’s swimming
pool in this 1988
sci-fi musical sex comedy.
It’s a tough decision. The “Worship The Ground You
Walk On” number
must have been fun to film, even though it’s not
nearly as well known
as “Cause I’m A Blonde.” I think the best moment
would be when Val is
commenting on how good the air quality is today, while
Wiploc are choking and gagging.
The dream sequence. Even a guest shot by Robbie the
It’s hard to deny originality in a 1980s teen
that’s also a science fiction musical. Seriously, how
combine even two of those genres, let alone all three?
The remake of
Little Shop of Horrors managed two of them,
but not the
third. I give it 5 out of 6.
The effects are pretty lousy, with matte
lines and support
wires often visible, and very poor compositing in many
cases. I give
it 2 out of 6.
The story is minimal and predictable. Apart
from the genre
blend, there’s not much that’s new here. I give it 3
out of 6.
The acting has one rather surprising aspect:
Jim Carrey is
actually convincing. Who knew that all you had to do
in order to make
him fit a role was to cast him as a horny guy with
understanding of how to integrate with society? The
were similarly over the top. I give it 4 out of 6.
The emotional response isn’t bad. If you go
something designed to be fun and funny, and in no way
you’ll be quite pleased. There are some genuine
laughs to be had. I
give it 5 out of 6.
The production is pretty pedestrian. There
were no real
errors, but there were no interesting or unusual
Still, it’s standard movie direction, coming from a
credits before and after are in the music video line.
It could have
been much worse. I give it 4 out of 6.
Overall, it’s fun, mindless entertainment,
interesting combination of cast and genres. I give it
4 out of 6.
In total, Earth Girls Are Easy receives 27
out of 42.
It appears that I’ve been rather efficient in
reviewing certain portions of the alphabet. As you
know, these Saturday reviews are just the unreviewed
movies in my collection, reviewed in alphabetical
order. (The exceptions are for horror material, which
gets saved for Halloween, and superhero material,
which is being set aside due to the glut of hero stuff
we review anyway.) Well, I’ve already reviewed all
such genre material for the next few letters of the
alphabet. Next week’s review will be of Logan’s