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June 22, 2014
I will admit that I watched Mischief for the Kelly Preston mud scene but it had much more to offer. This is a very funny and entertaining film.
April 13, 2012
very retro and refreshing
it doesn't get points for new storytelling elements but it feels good and very relaxing taking placen the 1950's era
it feels very authentic with the music, the costumes and the atmosphere
Kelly Preston is a joy to watch along with some other unknown actors
young actors playing likeable teenage high schoolers
they face everything you can imagine while being young from popularity to rebellion to crushes to first dates to sex and coming-of-age
the humor works very well when it comes to the raunchy material but it's not in-your-face thank goodness
it's very sweet and very honest
June 12, 2012
Simple adolescent love in the golden age. However, I would say that they had much more loose morals in this film than I would expect in reality.
July 1, 2012
I actually feel this movie is far superior to PORKY'S!
April 14, 2012
This is a good movie
March 4, 2012
Entertaining 80's teen sex comedy that takes place in the 50's. Pretty standard but there were some genuine funny parts.
January 10, 2012
The bond between Johnathan and Gene is really the finest point in this movie. Relationships come and go and are wholly superficial but the friendship between Johnathan and Gene is the only thing in this story that has any dimension
November 1, 2011
Just one of those great 80's films where you got to love it
June 3, 2011
Aside from the fact that it's a great coming-of-age comedy drama i can sum up the reason for seeing this movie in five words - KELLY PRESTON FULL FRONTAL NUDITY. Thank you god.
May 27, 2011
I really liked this movie, the plot is a simple romantic comedy, but it has all the charm and rebelliousness of a 50s teen flick combined with the fun and sexiness of an 80s teen film. Plus, it has a more realistic look at teen romance than other movies of the time, I think. Overall, it's a good movie, and I'd recommend it.
May 4, 2011
It was a casual and fun movie, loved the soundtrack !!
November 10, 2010
A poor and typical story about an adolescence boy.
August 23, 2009
I always liked Mischief but it had been awhile since Ive seen it; since high school I think. Made in the 80s but based in 56 it doesn't age too badly. Sorta like a time capsule in a time capsule. A good coming of age tale w/ a fair amount of raunch to it. Not Animal House raunch but enough to satisfy me. Doug Mckeon has a raging boner for Kelly Preston & Chris Nash is the rebel w/out a cause who has home problems & has fallen for Catherine Mary Stewart. Don't really like how this is sorta wrapped up w/ a happy ending w/ Stewart & Nash running away together because I can't really see much future for a couple of high school drop outs. We don't get to see down the line where Nash becomes a alcoholic & takes his frustrations out on Stewart. Well it would probably happen. Mischief is blessed w/ a great nude scene of Kelly Preston. My God I'd bang her head off the wall.
August 15, 2010
Don't overestimate the potential entertainment value of Kelly Preston's two whole seconds of full frontal; can you spell merkin?
Just the same, this generally-overlooked, nostalgic, cutesy gander at 1950s teenage romance, sex and bad boys IS worth viewing - even though every single cliche scene and phrase you could ever possibly imagine or remember on those topics has been cobbled together to become this script. The James Dean / Natalie Wood 'chicken' car dare from "Rebel Without A Cause" is shamelessly ripped off.
Still, the film basically works. Mostly because director Damski had the insight to pour his budget into incredibly realistic & detailed set pieces and props, quality camera-work, sharp color - and a no-corners-cut soundtrack.
There's likely not another film that looks more like days and nights at 1956 MidwestBurg High School that this one; in that sense it even gives "American Graffiti" a real run for the money. Everything from malted glasses to costumes to cars (even a moving van) are, visually, amazingly authentic - and well filmed.
The 1950ish town square seen actually still exists in the condition filmed here, less a few props, at the center of Nelsonville, Ohio. You'll wish you could pull right up to a speaker and order fries at Jerry's pink-'n-sky-blue-neon drive-in.
With remaining funds, Damski employed a quintet of then-budding actors you've-sort-of-heard-of, all of whom do really good work, especially considering the lines they've been dealt. At fin, Jami Gertz has never looked lovelier.
The kids (and you) get to groove to Fats Domino, Elvis, Buddy Holly, The Platters, Little Richard, and other top-notchers, including a few true jewels you might have forgotten.
RECOMMENDATION: If you liked "American Graffiti," "Grease," "Happy Days" et. al., it's a pretty safe wager you'll be-bop to this one too.
May 15, 2010
A warm, sweet natured film. Not so much a teenage sex raunch comedy, which is how it was originally marketed as in the spring of 1985. It's more a nostalgic celebration of coming of age in the 50's.
Dweeb virgin Doug Mckeon ( fresh from On Golden Pond ) lusts after the beyond gorgeous uber babe Kelly Preston. After typically embarrassing attempts, he scores with her in probably one of the most refreshingly honest, realistic, first time sex scene in movie history.
Movie then turns into a charming tale of friendship between McKeon, Preston, Catherine Mary Stewart and her motorcycle riding rebel boyfriend, played by Chris Nash.
The aura of nostalgia is graced by 50's music, cozily fuzzy scenes of rural farms and bright small towns, and spot on period detail
And it must be said again, , Kelly Preston was at the height of her golden beauty in this movie : an absolutely stunningly beautiful woman. Mr Travolta is a lucky man.
May 8, 2010
They filmed the one scene near where I went to college. Of course I saw this silly flick. It's part of my upbringing. Silly and a bit cheesy in a 1980s way but still one of my favorite movies. Catherine Mary Stewart was SOOOO adorable. Great fun.
April 8, 2010
September 4, 2009
can any one tell me where i can watch this movie online without any charges
May 29, 2009
I actually feel this movie is far superior to PORKY'S!
March 20, 2009
sets you back in the 50's, travolta's wife ain't bad lookin neither