The Tomatometer rating – based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and television critics – is a trusted measurement of movie and TV programming quality for millions of moviegoers. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show.
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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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Yikes. I know it was the 80's but saying faggot this much is in such bad taste. Also the 10 year old making a joke saying to make sure they boil the sheets after the Chinese exchange student leaves was disgusting. The two main leads also have zero chemistry because they don't get together until the last 2 minutes of the film. It's beyond creepy this film.
I love this movie! It has everything a teen angst movie needs. The plot is cute and the dialogue is hilarious. The casting was fabulous, and the characters totally believable. It totally characterizes the 80's in every way.
Not John Hughes' best film but still quite entertaining. Ringwald better than usual as the the teen girl whose family forgets her birthday on the eve of her sister's wedding while she frets about the guy she likes in school. The one negative - the obnoxious little brother.
If only I had discovered this earlier, at least I watched it and loved it. Anthony Michael Hall pulls all the stops being likeable as much, if not more, than his performance on National Lampoon's Vacation.