One Crazy Summer movie review
It’s impossible not to compare Better Off Dead and One Crazy Summer. They came out within a year of each other, both starred John Cusack and co starred Curtis Armstrong, and both were written and directed by Savage Steve Holland. How similar are they? Check out this plot synopsis:
A down on his luck guy can’t get the girl he wants and is rejected from the sports team he wants to play from. Along with his best friend, he’ll try to be better at that sport and realize he didn’t really want the girl he thought he wanted in the first place and instead, end up with a different girl.
Yep, that’s the synopsis to both movies all right.
Let’s do the 80s movie check list:
One note villain? CHECK
Song with the same title as the movie? RECORD SCRATCH
Huh, I think they forgot the song with the same title as the movie. Oh well – there’s still lot of 80s trope here and tons of songs given that Demi Moore plays a musician in this flick.
Oh Yeah, Demi Moore plays opposite Cusack in this flick. This is the youngest I’ve ever seen her on film. Oh and Curtis Armstrong doesn’t play a crazy or obnoxious character – that never happens. Meanwhile, Bobcat Goldthwait is doing his… Bobcat Goldthwait thing. But he does bring some vulnerability and sweetness to the role, which is something I’ve never seen him get the opportunity to do… Because… he made Police Academy movies and . ( I can’t remember a thing about it… except, you know – talking horse!)
Anyway, One Crazy Summer is inferior toBetter Off Dead, but it still has plenty of laughs, although in a much goofer way. If you love Better Off Dead, One Crazy Summer is required watching, but anyone who doesn’t like whacky comedy and one note villains (Troop Beverly Hills, anyone?) should probably steer clear from this flick.
Posted on September 20, 2013, in movie reviews and tagged 80s movies, Bobcat Goldthwait, Curtis Armstrong, Demi Moore, John Cusack, movie reviews, movies, One Crazy Summer, Savage Steve Holland. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.