Friday, March 05, 2010

Risky Business

Risky Business takes place at Joel Goodsen’s house when his parents are out of town. The first thing Joel does is eat a TV dinner and drink a glass of liquor. After that, he dances around to a song. Unfortunately, his friend doesn’t think that this is an apt use of his time alone with the parents out of town. His friend calls a hooker, Lana, to come over to Joel’s house, and the ball starts rolling for the start of Joel’s risky business.

The business refers to getting the hooker’s friends with Joel’s friends. Most of his friends are virgins, will to pay for the opportunity to become sexually experienced before college. However, the business is risky because Lana and her friends have a pimp who is not very happy with Joel taking over his business. The punishment Joel receives from the pimp is severe, but Joel does manage to get into Princeton because the admissions counselor partakes in his business. In the end, Joel becomes sexually experienced while learning the ins and outs of doing business. Everything works out for him.

I wasn’t a huge fan of this movie. The premise wasn’t something that drew me in. The sexual education of a high school student by a hooker isn’t really something that a lot of people can relate to. I understand that this movie plays into the rebellion desired by all teenagers, but the fact that it all works out for Joel’s college career made me roll my eyes.

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