Sunday, February 12, 2006
Freedom brings opportunity. Opportunity makes your future.
Clearly a product of the 80's, from the style of clothing the characters wear to the obsession with money that was so prevalent in the 'me' decade, Risky Business details a week in the life of Joel Goodson while his parents are out of town. Over the course of the movie, Joel falls for Lana, a prostitute, is forced to deal with Guido, her 'killer pimp,' and get through a college recruiter's visit--of course it would help it didn't happen while his house was turned into a psuedo-brothel.
Overall, I'd say this film was ok. Not great, but not the worst thing I've ever seen either. This film does stand up over time--even though you can see it's an 80's film, it's probably better than some of the teen movies that've come out since this one's release. Additionally, the themes here, specifically making money, are still applicable to some extent nowadays.
So, I think this film is worth seeing at least once. It has funny moments, a somewhat far-fetched, yet believable plot, and is better than a lot of the teen movie garbage that's been released since this was.
Posted by Brian at 6:12 PM