• Film

Girls Just Want to Have Fun


Time Out says

Sundry youth picture stand-bys one imagined were fossilised by the mid-'60s get an '80s spin in this piece of celluloid candy-floss, which has Parker outwitting the high school vicious circle to carry the day at a TV dance contest. All very mild indeed; and significantly less hard-hitting than the jaunty video for the Cyndi Lauper smash that gives the movie its title (this being a penny-pinching New World production, it's a soundalike version we actually get to hear). While Parker's lead is on the vapid side, Hunt's fizzing performance as her go-ahead best pal makes you wonder why the actress subsequently took so long to break through to the Hollywood front rank.

Release Details

  • Duration:89 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Alan Metter
  • Screenwriter:Amy Spies
  • Cast:
    • Sarah Jessica Parker
    • Lee Montgomery
    • Helen Hunt
    • Morgan Woodward
    • Jonathan Silverman
    • Ed Lauter
    • Holly Gagnier
    • Shannen Doherty
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