Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston recreate Fast Times at Ridgemont High’s most awkward scene

Strap in for possibly the raciest, starriest table read ever

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Time Out Film

We don’t know exactly why a group of Hollywood mega stars picked a virtual read-through of 1982 slacker-com Fast Times at Ridgemont High to raise money for charity, but we’re sure as heck glad they did. Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, Matthew McConaughey all pitched up for the fundraiser for Sean Penn’s charity, Core.

The hands-down highlight? Watching Brad and Jen recreating the famously awkward Phoebe Cates/Judge Reinhold masturbation scene, as the rest of the virtual cast stifle chuckles in the background. It may be the best thing Jimmy Kimmel has ever seen.

There’s a lot to unpack here, even leaving aside that awesomely meta riff on Brad and Jen’s romantic past. Keep an eye out for Shia LaBeouf’s Method performance as Jeff Spicoli: puffing on a cigar in crazy shades from the back of a car in his garage, to the visible delight of the man who actually played Spicoli, Sean Penn. 

The live-streamed event was hosted by comedian Dane Cook and had Morgan Freeman lending gravitas and wry eyebrow arches as narrator. Watch the whole thing here. It’s a virtual dopamine hit and you won’t regret a minute of it.

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