Girls Just Want to Have Fun Movie Review

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

Getting into trouble is easy but getting out of it is all the fun!
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"Dance TV is on the air..."


Sarah Jessica Parker, Helen Hunt, Shannen Doherty, Lee Montgomery (I)

Holly Gagnier, Lee Montgomery, Morgan Woodward, Ed Lauter, Jonathan Silverman, Margaret Howell, Terence McGovern, Biff Yeager, Kristi Somers, Ian Giatti, Richard Blade, Lee Arnone, Shaun Bryant, Charene Cathleen, Mark Caso, Deanna Shapiro Update Cast


Look for Robert Downey Jr. making a cameo appearance!

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This was writer Amy Spies' only movie before writing TV series' in the 90's (including "Beverly Hills, 90210").

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Janey (SARAH JESSICA PARKER) is new to Chicago and lynn (HELEN HUNT) is her new best friend, a wild teenager who shares a passion for dance with Janey.

When the two of them hear about a dance contest on Dance TV, they head down town to try out. This is despite Janey's father who, as a retired Colonel, is adament that she should not go out in a strange city.

Janey is chosen as a finalist and given a new partner, Jeff, played by Lee Montgomery.

Because of her father's curfew, Janey is forced to sneak out every night to practise with Jeff and, despite them initially disliking each other, romance begins to blossom.

Unfortunately, Jeff's ex partner Natalie, played by Holly Gagnier is not about to let them win. She's the spoilt rich kid of the piece and persuades her wealthy, doting father to interfere, bribe people and fix everything.

Girls just want to have fun is packed with romance, bitchy girls, great music, fun and dancing.

Together with Lynn and Jeff's little sister Maggie (played by Shannen Doherty), Janey and the girls prove that girls just really wanna have fun.

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A bit like Dirty Dancing but set in Chicago in the 80's. 'Nuff said!

This movie has a great plot filled with great music and dancing.
A bit predictable!

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Director: Alan Metter
Writer: Amy Spies
Producers: Stuart Cornfeld, James G. Robinson, Chuck Russell, Robert F. Lyons
Locations Manager: Andrew Z. Davis

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Release Date: 12 Apr 1985
MPAA Rating: PG
Studio: New World Pictures
Production: Girls, New World Pictures
Genre: Dance / Music

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