Monday, December 10, 2007

Earth Girls Are Easy (1989)

"An out-of-this-world, down-to-earth comedy adventure."

This kooky comedy directed by Julien Temple, and written by Julie Brown and Charlie Coffey, stars Geena Davis as Valerie, writer Julie Brown as Candy, and Jeff Goldblum, Jim Carrey, and Damon Wayans as Mac, Wiploc, and Zeebo the aliens.

The film revolves around the life of Valerie Gail (Geena Davis) and her best friend Candy Pink (Julie Brown) and their "Valley Girl" lifestyle in California, including Valerie's job as a manicurist at the "Curl Up and Dye." In an attempt to make her fiancee more excited about their wedding, Valerie gets a makeover into a bleach-blonde, that proves to be futile when she walks in on her financee with another woman, causing them to break up.

Soon after this, Valerie is laying out by her pool, and suddenly a spaceship shaped like a blow-dryer crashes into it containing three furry aliens named Mac, Wiploc, and Zeebo. She and Candy decide to give the aliens a makeover, and when they shave all their fur off, they actually end up becoming three really hot guys, but three really hot guys that know absolutely nothing about how to act on Earth.

In order for the aliens to return home, Valerie's pool must be drained, which will take about a day, and until then, Valerie is in charge of taking care of the aliens. To kill time, Valerie and Candy take the aliens out to a nightclub called Deca Dance. In the meantime, a romance sparks between Valerie and Mac, and Wiploc and Zeebo almost get killed by Valerie's ex-fiancee and accidently rob a liquor store.

Like most fairy-tale stories, everything turns out for the best, and Valerie and Mac end up riding off in his blow-dryer shaped spaceship at the end of the movie. This one's a little "out there," but it's fun and I would definitely recommend it.

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