When teen geeks Gary and Wyatt use a computer to create Lisa, a gorgeous woman with a genius IQ, they enlist her help to boost their seemingly pathetic social status. But she thinks the boys just need a lesson in courage.
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- John Hughes
PG-13Parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral), FrenchClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: DTS 5.1 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailers.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this popular '80s comedy -- an early recipient of the new PG-13 rating -- has frequent adolescent sex, booze, and boob and drug jokes. Two main characters are lust-driven and manage to create a beautiful artificial woman as a sex-fantasy plaything -- but they are unsuccessful in their timid efforts to get something started with her and end up treating the bombshell more like a big sister. There are scenes of underage drinking (as a bonding exercise with threatening black males), much swearing (usually the s-word), and cavalier behavior with cars and a gun. Nudity includes a girl who loses all her clothes (in profile) in a windstorm, and a schematic of bare breasts on a PC monitor. Recreational drugs are briefly mentioned.
- Sexual Content
- Full-profile nudity in a girl losing all her clothes in a whirlwind. Toplessness on a computer screen (a wire-frame schematic, of ever-growing female breasts) and porn-magazine layouts. Euphemistic talk of masturbation. Sex is a preoccupation with the male heroes, beginning with their leering stares at a "gymnastics class" of shapely schoolgirls. After conjuring the obedient fantasy-figure Lisa, the nerds are so nervous that they can't perform sexually, keeping clothes on and hands at sides while showering with her. It's unclear whether the guys have actually had intercourse with two (mortal) girlfriends -- or just cuddled with them in bed overnight (though the intended audience will probably assume they "scored").
- A loaded gun is brandished more than once, chiefly against a quartet of punk-mutant villains who commit acts of mayhem and vandalism. Reckless driving, including a car chase (against police) that races to beat pursuers to a train crossing. "Wedgies" and other teen-torture bullying.
- "S--t" is used repeatedly, plus "asshole," "bitch," "dickweed," and a few others.
- Social Behavior
- The whole weekend of carousing, rule-breaking, illicit drinking, and (possibly) underage sex is supposedly engineered by Lisa as a character-building exercise to help mature the two friendless, nerdy teens, and there is lip-service given to the moral that you don't need hot automobiles, trophy babes, and apocalyptic parties to be cool guys who can get dates. Funny, though, there would not have been much of a movie without those ingredients. Pointing a big gun at some marauders and speeding/shaking off pursuers in a dangerous police car-chase are upheld as positive growth.
- A plethora of product labels, including beer, magazines such as Playboy, and major retail chains, the status-symbol Porsche and Ferrari automobiles (plus a pink Cadillac), and the board game Life.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it