Class is a film that's very funny and never takes itself too seriously. It was part of the raunchy teen films that were coming out at the time. You want something filled with young, horny guys that are just looking to fool around and get laid? This is the film for you. And with Andrew McCarthy and Rob Lowe, it's hard not to have fun. There's even the excellent supporting cast of John Cusack and Alan Ruck. The film takes place at prep school where a nerdy virgin rooms with a laid back guy who has the attitude of "screw the world and live in the moment." With the combination, they become pranksters, whether on accident or purposely. Skip gets Jonathan the first day to dress in a bra and panties then locks him outside. Then Jonathan shows he's not a pushover by getting him back with a fake "hanging himself" trick. One of the funniest scenes that play with each other is when Jonathan throws up on his date, then they go to organize a dance and he discovers his date works for the dance committee and she freaks out. This gets him banned from the dance, so Skip gives him a ticket and $100 to go to Chicago and get laid. There, Jonathan meets a sexy cougar who wants to jump his bones. Only problem, knowing Jonathan so well, he falls in love with this woman. What I expected to happen was for Rob Lowe to meet this woman and then it become a competition between the two of them. No, it takes a much more interesting turn. What's so great is that through the drama, the goofy antics never go away (mostly played out through Ruck and Cusack). Class may not be filled with as much heart or done as well as other teen movies of the 80s, but it definitely deserves recognition for being the movie that just wants to have fun while also trying to mix in some drama. I do have to say, this was one of the worst cut fight scenes I have ever seen. They hardly ever cut on the action. It made it that much funnier.
If you really want to call them spoilers. If anyone has read through that, then I'm sorry for ruining some of the gags. Anywho, the ending was hilarious. Basically, after they fight, Jonathan and Skip are leaned up against the bed and they have decided enough is enough. It ends with Skip saying "your mom called. Your dog died." A fantastic joke. You might have banged my mom, but your dog did end up dying. Truce?