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Earth Girls are Easy (Blu-ray ) review

Earth Girls are Easy (Blu-ray ) review
« on: November 10, 2022, 10:38:38 AM »


Studio: LionsGate
Release Date: November 9, 2022
 Rating: PG
 Film:  2.5/5
 
 Plot
 If you’re searching for an irresistibly fun cult classic with an out-of-this-world cast, you’ve found it! Now available for the first time on Blu-ray™, Earth Girls Are Easy follows the misadventures of three furry aliens — played by Jeff Goldblum, Jim Carrey, and Damon Wayans — whose spaceship crash-lands into a pool owned by Valerie, a valley-girl manicurist (Oscar® winner* Geena Davis). Befriended by Valerie and given human makeovers, the extraterrestrial trio embarks on a wild weekend filled with partying, police pursuits, and, yes, interplanetary love.
 
My Thoughts
Somehow, I had never seen this film after all of these years and about 15 minutes into it, I kind of figured out why. First, it’s about as campy as you can get. It’s VERY 1980s, and not necessarily in a good way. That being said, when you look at the cast, you think—“It has to get better, right?” Sure enough, it does. As long as you’re willing to roll with the punches and enjoy it for what the harmless fun that it intends to be, then you can have a good time with it. Probably the biggest shocker to me is that the film is actually a musical, which is something I wasn’t expecting, but it does make sense since the movie is loosely based on Julie Brown’s 1984 album, Goddess In Progress (which I was familiar with since I recognized a couple of the tunes sung in the film).
 
Video 3.5/5 (AVC)
 Audio 4/5 (DTS-HD MA 2.0)
 
 Special Features:
  • The Music Man
  • Candy Time!
  • Views of the Valley
  • Aliens in L.A.
  • Deleted Scenes and Outtakes
  • Earth Girls Karaoke
  • BTS Footage
  • Vintage Interview with Actor Charles Rocket
  • Vintage Premiere Night Promo
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots
  • Still Gallery
  • Storyboard Gallery
  • Digital Copy

 

 Conclusion
 While I didn’t love this one, I have to admit that my wife and I did laugh on many occasions. We contemplated turning it off at one point in the beginning but in the end, we were glad we stuck with it. I will say one thing, Geena Davis had an A+ body in the 1980s—she’s absolutely gorgeous and she shows off a lot of skin in this film. The production has some merits if you just ignore the weaker aspects. Recommended for fans.    
 

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Re: Earth Girls are Easy (Blu-ray ) review
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2022, 10:49:48 AM »
Thanks for the review. I don't think I ever saw this movie in the past.. Will have to check it out once it is available for streaming..
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Re: Earth Girls are Easy (Blu-ray ) review
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2022, 11:15:03 AM »
I don't recall ever seeing this either. Maybe I'm better off that way! ::)
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Re: Earth Girls are Easy (Blu-ray ) review
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2022, 02:54:04 PM »
I actually did see this back in the day, and I remember it pretty much like you said David - cheesy, campy fun. But one time was pretty much enough on this one.

Re: Earth Girls are Easy (Blu-ray ) review
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2022, 04:29:59 PM »
I actually did see this back in the day, and I remember it pretty much like you said David - cheesy, campy fun. But one time was pretty much enough on this one.
Although the pause button is a nice plus for the Geena Davis scenes....just sayin'!
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Re: Earth Girls are Easy (Blu-ray ) review
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2022, 03:51:24 AM »
Omg I forgot all about this movie lol. Yes VERY 80’s
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