Monday, August 23, 2010

Movie Delight Monday

I woke up this morning in a great mood - don't ask me why.  Yes, I'm aware that it's Monday. Maybe I'm still on the "I'm a college student again" high I've been riding since last week. 

As has become Monday tradition here, today is


For today's pick, I'm going with an 80s movie based in the 60s.  It stars one of my favorite 80s chicks, Phoebe Cates.  The soundtrack is rockin and the clothes are awful.  That's right folks, I'm talking about

The film starts out with four best friends heading off for one last weekend together as young single women.  Carson (Cates) is getting married soon to a doofus named Harlan, and her friends want her to let loose and enjoy herself.  Bridget Fonda plays Melaina, wild preacher's daughter who just wants to meet boys and be famous.  Page Hannah is Luanne, the senator's daughter and a terribly uptight girl.  Annabeth Gish is Pudge, the formerly fat friend who loves to dance. 

The girls tell their parents they're going to Fort Sumpter for the weekend, but instead head to Myrtle Beach where Luanne's parents own a summer home.  They immediately meet two local guys, Buzz and Chip, and shenanigans ensue.

While Melaina is worried about winning Miss Sun Queen so she can meet celebrity Jimmy Valentine and get revenge on two slutty locals, Pudge is befriending Chip, Carson is fighting off advances from Buzz and Luanne is fussing over everything.  Pudge decides to teach Chip how to Shag (a popular dance) so they can enter the big end of summer shag contest. 

This film has always been one of my favorites, mostly because of the soundtrack, but also because of the friendship between the girls and how each of them learn something pivotal about themselves over the weekend.  It's about knowing who you are as a person and who you want to be, despite what you were taught and what's expected of you. 


  1. What the hell. Why haven't I ever heard of this?
    I'm going to watch this RIGHT now!

  2. Ive never heard of it either! Ill have to check it out!

  3. when im finished with the movies i want to watch. ill ask you for the must watch movies. lol

    i messaged you at 20sb for the website :D

  4. This is one of my favorites! I'm glad I'm not the only one :)
    Great post!!

  5. I have loved this movie since childhood. Rented it every Weds for 4 yrs. I own it on dvd &coming vhs :)