Risky Business Reviews
The sense of urgency and the thrill fades away quickly before the scrutiny even hits the screen where the stakes aren't high enough as the writers anticipated; a better build up would have been adequate. Paul Brickman; the writer-director, attempts to seek in on and communicate easily with audience by approaching through something that one can easily resemble which was a smart move but unfortunately wasn't taken care of throughout the course of it. Tom Cruise is brilliant and compelling as a teenager and carries it off all in its shoulder with head held high. Risky Business is not your typical teenage movie which is true up till certain point after which it turns out to be the same repetitive slog.
Cruise plays a U.S. high school student Joel who is 'trusted' to look after the parents house while they holiday.
Young entrepreneur Joel has the usual teen angst of beautiful ladies in his dreams. Do his dreams come true?
I suppose they do in the most awkward of circumstances as he nearly wrecks the house, his dad's beloved Porsche and his entry interview for University.
Basically Joel becomes trapped in a spiralling sequence of events that put the responsibility entrusted on him by his parents at great risk.
If you have ever watched an episode of the television reality show The Apprentice you will appreciate Joel's efforts to raise money to rectify some quite comedic errors on his part.
Today Cruise is 55. He has just broken his ankle on the set of his latest big budget movie so the timing of watching one of his earliest performances was even more ironic.
An iconic 1980s film that deserves to be watched.