Thank God It's Friday (1978) - Rotten Tomatoes

Thank God It's Friday1978

Thank God It's Friday (1978)




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Movie Info

Disco aficionados will adore this episodic, tune-filled, glittering slice-of-life film, set in a West-Coast dance club. The movie features Disco Queen Donna Summer playing an aspiring singer who keeps trying to convince the club's emcee and deejay to let her sing.

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Donna Summer
as Nicole Sims
Debra Winger
as Jennifer
Terri Nunn
as Jeannie
Ray Vitte
as Bobby Speed
Hilary Beane
as Shirley
Lionel Richie
as Himself as one of the Commodores
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Critic Reviews for Thank God It's Friday

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

The movie, in fact, isn't as much fun as a night at a disco, because the editing is so nervous that we never get one sustained musical number that's allowed to build to a satisfying climax.

June 15, 2018 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Forgettable '70s musical fluff, over produced, not that listenable.

March 6, 2008 | Rating: 2/5

There is a transvestite who takes about eight hours in the men's bathroom to electric shave his bust, making him the only gay in this disco (aside from Debra Winger's AC/DC dance partner).

April 11, 2006 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

tiresome before its first half hour is up

February 20, 2006 | Rating: 2/5

Interesting as a time-capsule of the disco era.

August 18, 2004 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for Thank God It's Friday


Great soundtrack, terrible script. Thank God It's Friday is too dumb and not so funny, the movie try imitate anothers comedy of 70's, what don't works, just worse. Rotten.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer


I know, generally people think that all the disco movies are trying to be like Saturday Night Fever, but this one isn't, it's just a comedy that takes place one night at a disco. This movie has a lot of really funny jokes, I especially liked the one involving Goldblum. Plus, we get a fantastic performance from Donna Summer. I really like this movie, it's fun.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

I'll admit that it;s been awhile since I saw this, but it was a light hearted (and horribly dated) romp through the disco era. Basically a look at the comings and goings at a disco. Disco queen Donna Summers is featured as a local gal trying to get a break and sing a song at the disco. Good cheesy disco fun.

Robert C
Robert C

Super Reviewer

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