There are some noteworthy aspects to this film which include its often funny, satirical teen humour and a fine performance from Cruise, but, and I may well be in the minority when I say this, "Risky Business" leaves much to be desired with its overall message with regards to business/capitalism.
It proclaims that many-a new graduate should pursue life towards business and money because money will ONLY bring happiness.
This message did not seem to be played for laughs and as a result, this serious piece of cynical corporatism gradually left me feeling bitter before the film's end. Having to reflect upon it while writing this review only provoked more internal frustration.
It is entirely aware of its ham-filled camp, but really, after the silly vaudevillian gags have worn out their novelty, we are left with obnoxious characters (who won't shut up), nonsensical contrivances, and a mystery that nobody would give a damn about unless they were really drunk.
If one has to be intoxicated to enjoy a film, that's not exactly a ringing endorsement.
It completely panders to its intended younger audience and doesn't do a whole lot to justify one's time to watch it in its entirety. The cute factor goes so overboard that it destroys any form of substance.
A major disappointment from an animation legend.