homage to the 1980s
| Original Score: B-
While it's easy to get caught up in the nostalgia of Valley Girl, this datedness also puts some limits on how you can watch the film.
| Original Score: 72/100
Insightful and genuine.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
For a change, there aren't any cartoon problem adults on hand as there often are in these pictures.
Cage is very good in the role that got him noticed.
| Original Score: 4/5
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?
| Original Score: 3/4
With characters as dimensionless as these, the film needs either greater irony or greater sympathy than it demonstrates.
| Original Score: 2/5
Dated yet infectious.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
One of the better '80s teen comedies.
| Original Score: B+
It's a measure of how, like, totally influential this little film was 20 years ago that there seems to be nothing special about it today.
Coolidge slips some darkness into Valley Girl that never resolves itself with the surrounding sunny void
| Original Score: 2/4
Ugh! Ick! Gag me with a spoon! This film is an embarrasment.
| Original Score: 0/5
This is one of the great teen romance movies.
A cute little feature with Cage showing early promise.
| Original Score: 3/5
It's an enjoyable flick, and it's often real funny.
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.
| Original Score: 5/5