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Weird Science (1985)

1 rating: 5.0
Comedy and Science Fiction & Fantasy movie directed by John Hughes

Yes, that is Bill Paxton as Ilan Mitchell-Smith's militaristic big brother. And that's Robert Downey Jr. as one of the in-crowd jerks who makes nerds Mitchell-Smith and Hall's lives miserable. Fortunately, this is a John Hughes comedy and our smart nerds … see full wiki

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Director: John Hughes
1 review about Weird Science (1985)

An implementation of nearly every adolescent male's fantasy

  • Feb 8, 2011
This movie is the implementation of the fantasy of just about every adolescent boy that is not a babe magnet. Anthony Michael Hall and Ilan Mitchell-Smith are two boys in high school that are unpopular and seem unable to do anything to change the situation. They are picked on and humiliated by the other students on a regular basis. Unable to get a girl to even look at them, they finally resort to trying to make the girl of their dreams by using a computer and hooking electrodes to a doll. An old movie where Dr. Frankenstein shouts "It's alive!" plays in the background and the two boys wear bras on their heads to complete the atmosphere of hilarious absurdity.
After tapping into some powerful government computers to get the computational power needed to complete the project, the boys are successful and in walks the stunningly beautiful Kelly LeBrock (Lisa). Her body, looks and first words are the answer to the dreams of all boys when she says, "What would you two maniacs like to do first?"
Lisa's magic extends beyond the reach of her arms as she tries to get the boys to gain the self-confidence they need to take on the world. She stands up for them when dealing with parents as she convinces them to give a party and she invites what appears to be the entire school. At first the boys lack the nerve to truly attend their own party but eventually they are convinced to become a part of the festivities. When a small biker gang invades the party, it is necessary for them to gather the courage to stand up and become brave young men. This proves to be the turning point in their lives and Lisa becomes nothing more than a fond memory for them.
As a male that had this fantasy as an adolescent, it was clear that this was such a natural implementation of the "Frankenstein" story that I am surprised that this movie had not been made earlier. It is witty, energetic and the main characters play their roles perfectly. Kelly LeBrock is perfect as Lisa; she dresses in a sexy manner but nothing over (or should I say "off") the top in terms of revealing. A pair of female breasts are exposed, but they are not Kelly's, a fact that nearly all male viewers of the movie no doubt lamented.

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