The first time I saw this movie occurred because my babysitter up the block convinced my parents that this was okay for a 9-year-old to watch on video. They said okay even though they hadn't seen it yet. So they went out and Freddy and I watched it.
When they watched it the next night, they were quite angry at Freddy. They should have known better - this was the same kid who taught me various words for oral sex a few months earlier.
I hadn't seen it in years but I pretty much remembered every single line. Although I must admit that it was weird to see it uncensored because the last few times I saw it were on regular TV. I kept expecting dirty words to be awkwardly censored like in the version I was used to.
A few years ago, I had a discussion with a few friends over beers about the best high school movies ever made. This one was in my top three at the time. Having re-watched it, I feel like there is no doubt that this has to be number one. Is there any movie about high school better than this one? I like John Hughes as much as the next 80's kid but this movie truly has it all.
I mean, what moment in this movie isn't absolutely perfect?
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Ratner in a tux
The soundtrack is perfect. Jennifer Jason Leigh and Phoebe Cates really couldn't have been sexier. To this day, I can't hear Somebody's Baby without thinking of Leigh getting deflowered in the dugout. The carrot scene, the masturbation/pool scene, Damone selling tickets, Mr. Hand crashing Spicoli's night, Spicoli ordering a pizza, I need to stop now because I could write another 1,000 words about my favorite parts of the movie because pretty much every single moment is my favorite part.
Directed by Amy Heckerling
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