Valley Girl

111 Minutes • R

Showings

Lark Theater Fri, Aug 23 8:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Movie
Release Year:1983
Rating:R
Genre:Comedy, Drama, Romance
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Martha Coolidge
Cast:Nicolas Cage, Deborah Foreman, and Elizabeth Daily

Description

Re-live the amazing movies of the 80's on the BIG SCREEN!


VALLEY GIRL

An amusing elaboration upon the popular record by Moon Unit Zappa, Valley Girl stars Deborah Foreman in the title role. Spouting such California-dreamin' catchphrases as "like, fer sure", "totally", Deborah plays a teenaged suburbanite who falls in love with a wrong-side-of-the-freeway punk, played by Nicolas Cage. Despite his bad reputation, Cage is a sweetheart underneath, far more concerned about Deborah's reputation than she is. Little does he know that her parents, beautifully played by Colleen Camp and Frederick Forrest, are unreconstucted children of the sixties. Although it has some the usual cliched trappings of 1980s comedies -- silly misunderstandings, disguise scenes, slapstick-- Valley Girl remains a fresh and invigorating experience.



"Director Martha Coolidge turned a short-lived fad into a genuine sleeper, an exploitation film that thoroughly transcends its origins to become a highly appealing romantic comedy."
-Chicago Reader

"This movie is a little treasure, a funny, sexy, appealing story of a Valley Girl's heartbreaking decision: Should she stick with her boring jock boyfriend, or take a chance on a punk from Hollywood?"
-Chicago Sun-Times