John Hughes had a gift for capturing that slice of teenage life so many filmmakers have chased.
Kelly LeBrock in a crop top and panties is hot enough to melt faces. She is scorching.
This film could never be made today, though. It’s too loose, expecting the audience to accept insane science without some grounding behind it. There’s a loose narrative here but the film is mainly a selection of scenes, nearly all of which hold something memorable. It’s a wild ride that above all is the epitome of fun.
Lisa & Gary talking to Gary’s parents is hands down the funniest scene in the film for me.
Watched the new Arrow 4K restoration, with an extended cut featuring a couple added scenes, both of which add value to the film. The first is Gary & Wyatt cooking food in the kitchen early in the film; the second has a group of Devo-looking partygoers showing up to the big shindig.