Girls Just Want to Have Fun

1985

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

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Ostensibly based on the hit single by Cyndi Lauper, Girls Just Want to Have Fun is actually a spoof of the MTV generation. High school chums Janey (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Lynne (Helen Hunt) desperately try to enter a dance contest on a major cable-TV channel. The major obstacle to this goal is Janey's father, stiff-necked Colonel Glenn (Ed Lauter). The girls' most hated rival is rich-witch Natalie Sands (Holly Gagnier), who buys her way into the dance show. The plot, what there is of it, falls apart long before the final scene, but Girls Just Want to Have Fun gets by thanks to the winning performances of stars Parker and Hunt.

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Critic Reviews for Girls Just Want to Have Fun

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (8)

Audience Reviews for Girls Just Want to Have Fun

  • Nov 08, 2014
    A stupid teen flick that may be mildly amusing at times but is mostly really silly and forgettable, with awful dialogue and clichés everywhere, being only worth it for its nice '80s songs and not much else.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 06, 2010
    This teen dance comedy is a lot of fun, girls will especially like this movie for the romance and Parker's character. I really liked this movie.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Feb 03, 2010
    Getting into trouble is easy but getting out of it is all the fun! Good 80's movie! I very much enjoyed and like this movie, the dancing, the song's were all great. It's a good old 80's movie and there's nothing better than the 80's! Janey is new in town, and soon meets Lynne, who shares her passion for dancing in general, and "Dance TV" in particular. When a competition is announced to find a new Dance TV regular couple, Janey and Lynne are determined to audition. The only problem is that Janey's father doesn't approve of that kind of thing.
    Manu G Super Reviewer
  • Jan 25, 2010
    I bought this at an Albertson's to get cash back for the DPS before I realized that even a cheapy DVD costs more than an ATM fee. To those who don't live in Texas, that's a grocery store and the DMV. Wouldn't it be great if Texas also had different names for DVD and ATM? Kinda fun. Plot is like <i>Hairspray</i>, but it came even before John Water's original. All the characters get their falls from grace and subsequent redemptions. I like SJP in almost every other role besides Carrie Bradshaw. Helen Hunt must have had that voice since she was six.
    Alice S Super Reviewer

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