“You can’t ever make me quit, EVER! ” – Lucas
Number of Times Seen – At least 5 times (Cable in the 80’s, 10 Mar 2000 and 23 Nov 2016)
Brief Synopsis – A 14 year old genius falls in love with a new girl in town and must struggle with his newfound love for her and with the bullies at school.
My Take on it – This is a movie that I really loved watching as a kid and as much as I liked it now, my feelings for it have simmered quite a bit over the years.
The central character of Lucas is actually what makes the film so watchable because he is the perfect lead role.
He is young, intelligent, innocent and seeing the world yhru his eyes is a real pleasure.
It is easy to identify with him because most of us have a part of what makes him so fun to watch inside of us.
The cast is great with Corey Haim, Keri Green, Charlie Sheen and Winona Ryder in key roles.
This film is VERY 80’s and so much of it oozes things that easily identify with that decade.
The hairstyles, clothes, school atmosphere and attitude and the steteotypical characters just shout out the 80’s.
The music used is so nostalgic of that decade and leaves a great impression throughout.
As a child of the 80’s, I can still easily identify with the premise and atmosphere of a teen’s first love.
Bottom Line – Also doesn’t stand up well when comparing my views now to my views back when this came out, but still done quite well. Lucas is a great character who is easily identified with and we all have a little part like him in each and every one of us. Nice cast of actors in key roles. Very 80’s vibe throughout the film; school, hairstyles, music (which is great) and of course the stereotypical characters. All in all tho, a nice look at first love from an 80’s teen standpoint. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Winona Ryder and Jeremy Piven’s feature film debut.(From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy
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