Silly John Hughes comedy is much closer to his goofy and crass early works like "National Lampoon's Class Reunion" than his more thoughtful teen dramas like "The Breakfast Club" or "Pretty in Pink." Hughes mines teen fantasy wish fulfillment when nerdy Anthony Michael Hall and Ilan Mitchell-Smith make a woman, Kelly LeBrock, who helps them become cool and meet cute girls. Since the film is a fantasy, it does allow it to have over-the-top characters, like Bill Paxton's Chet, or have Road Warriors crash a party on their motorcycles (who include Michael Berryman and actual Road Warrior alumni, Vernon Wells), though I never really cared for most of Hughes pictures that were broad comedies along these line (i.e. "The Great Outdoors" or "Beethoven"). I prefer his more sincere of comedies, including everything from classics like those mentioned above to even lesser ones like "Career Opportunities" or "Dutch." Still, there's an 80s nostalgia factor here for me, which earned this film an extra *.