Sunday, 27 February 2011

One Crazy Summer (1986)

You're looking at a kid who was raised on the films of John Cusack. I used to watch them for breakfast, dinner, tea and even supper. This film however, was one I always put aside due to the bad reviews. I was never prepared for a Cusack low point so I just avoided the issue completely.

This one followed right after Holland's directorial debut of the brilliant Better Off Dead, an absolute classic 80's movie. So by all rights this should have been great. Great it is now, but it does have enough laughs to keep you mildly entertained. The scene with the two girls at the start getting warned by the traffic lady. "You know girls, if you keep pulling faces like that and somebody slaps you on the back, you'll STAY that way forever!"

"There sure are some ugly looking kids running around out here."

Overall it's pretty average and the plot is absolutely redundant but I find it almost impossible to hate an 80's movie featuring John Cusack, so it gets the third star based on his performance.

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