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Oxford Blues (1984)

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This is an uneven modern remake of A Yank at Oxford (1938) from writer-director Robert Boris, the man behind such diverse earlier productions as Some Kind of Hero (1981) and Doctor Detroit (1983). Rob Lowe stars as Nick Di Angelo, an American hustler and parking attendant in Las Vegas who falls in love at first sight with a beautiful, classy British woman, Lady Victoria (Amanda Pays). He follows her back to England and learns that she is a student at the prestigious Oxford University. Intent on wooing the object of his affection despite their obviously different locations in the social strata, Nick manages to finagle his way into an admission at the school by paying a computer hacker for some illegal tampering. With his arrogant manner and self-centered worldview, Nick quickly offends nearly everyone he encounters, except fellow American expatriate Rona (Ally Sheedy), who becomes his only friend. Nick also secures a spot on the rowing team, an experience that builds his character. A typical example of the mid-'80s "Rat Pack" film, Oxford Blues featured a soundtrack with several forgettable rock songs written expressly for the movie, interjected at intervals into the narrative through music video-style sequences.more
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Robert Boris
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 22, 2009
Runtime:
Warner Bros.

Cast

Rob Lowe
as Nick De Angelo
Amanda Pays
as Lady Victoria Wingat...
Julian Sands
as Colin Gilchrist Fish...
Julian Firth
as Geordie
Gail Strickland
as Las Vegas Lady
Michael Gough
as Dr. Ambrose
Aubrey Morris
as Dr. Boggs
Cary Elwes
as Lionel
Laura Francis
as Girl in T-Shirt
Jeffrey S. Perry
as Male Secretary No.2
Charles Grant
as Student Photographer
Richard Pescud
as Male Secretary No. 1
Jeff Perry
as Male Secretary
Chad Lowe
as computer hacker - un...
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Critic Reviews for Oxford Blues

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Oxford Blues

As a Brat Pack fan, I had fun watching Sheedy and Lowe joke around and have fun in the movie, but as a movie fan, I can't say this is a good film. The beginning part is kinda ridiculous and not fully explained, and then again you don't really care if the main character succeeds in his goal of getting Victoria to love him or not because he's not all that interesting as a character anyways. Would have been better to make a movie about Sheedy's character, Roma.

ajv2688
Aj V

Super Reviewer

For hard core "Brat Pack" fans only.

threefolddado
Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

½

The plot is just ridculous! Rob lowe's character gets money from having sex with a rich chick, then has sex with his dream girl (who is still in a relationship during the whole movie), gets forced to team up with his dream girls boyfriend to win a race, and then ends up with alley sheedy at the very end of the movie.

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