Nice Girls Don't Explode (1987) - Rotten Tomatoes

Nice Girls Don't Explode (1987)

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April (Michelle Meyrink) is a hot item who causes her boyfriends to spontaneously combust in the heat of passion in this low-budget comedy. Her childhood sweetheart Andy (William O'Leary) is the one who usually gets burned and doesn't believe the warning given by April's mom (Barbara Harris). The involuntary curse gives April several opportunities to burn up the big screen with a sizzling sample of laughs. Made in Lawrence, Kansas with an estimated production cost of a million dollars, this film marks the directorial debut for Chuck Martinez.more
Rating: PG (nudity)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Paul Harris, Paul Harris
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New World Video

Cast

Michelle Meyrink
as April Flowers
Margot Gray
as Little April
Jonas Baugham
as Little Andy
William Kuhlke
as Dr. Stewart
Belinda Wells
as Girl in Park
Jack Wright
as Maitre'd
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Critic Reviews for Nice Girls Don't Explode

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

A humorous reminder of those old public information films that American youth was shown in the 50s

Full Review… | September 20, 2001
rec.arts.movies.reviews

July 27, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

June 23, 2003
SPLICEDWire

January 9, 2003
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Audience Reviews for Nice Girls Don't Explode

The title alone got my attention because of how odd it was. While I wasn't expecting anything good I was hoping for some goofy fun. Needless to say I didn't that with the title being the most amusing thing about the movie.

Nice Girls Don't Explode is about a woman who starts fires as she becomes aroused. That's a thin premise and even thinner in execution. It's reliance on a single joke wears out quickly and in a 80 minute movie it makes the whole ordeal feel longer than it actually is. It's a bizarre comedy that has no concept of comedy. A guy who gets his leg shaved in the Hospital is consider a joke. With jokes like that you'll remain silent. The worst offense is a twist on the story. Instead of being a story of woman causing fire when aroused it turns into a story about an overprotective mother. It's an odd direction to take the story in and becomes it biggest downfall. It's so excessive in the bad way. Its takes allot just to buy the premise alone and it expects you to be okay with the mother weak (and lack of) explanation for her actions. The characters are all annoying, the plot while goofy fails to a strike a balance with the more tender moments, and finally it is not funny.

It doesn't help matter when the acting is plain awful. It's a chore trying to see these clueless actors trying to bring comedy into a scene that doesn't need it. The actors try bad line delivery, cheesy to hamming acting, slapstick, emoting over the top reaction, but nothing works in the actor favors coming off as annoying. Nice Girls Don't Explode title is the only amusement you'll get. For a comedy it is unguided and unsure in everything it does without a single actor who can do comedy. You won't find a fun B-movie here let alone one that'll garner a single laugh.

Cinema-Maniac
Caesar Mendez

Super Reviewer

½

Crazy funny! Michelle Meyrink is certainly one-of-a-kind.

iLeo
Leo L

Super Reviewer

½

A morality tale of...oh heck I don't know. It's just a goofy movie to spend an afternoon watching. Don't expect to much from it, just enjoy how silly it is.

Gymbobwe
James Ridgell

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