Girls Just Want to Have Fun

Film, Drama

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

89 mins

Cast and crew

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