Weird early 80s film dealing with the boundaries of friendship, and the expectations and awkwardness of youth!
As many others have noted with the film, 'Class', is that it is quite
uneven! It doesn't know if it's a comedy, romance, or even tense drama.
It's a weird 80s teen film, but I don't even think I could call it
that! And, even when it's all said and done and the credits start to
roll, one is left wondering what this film was actually all about. I'm
guessing crossing the lines of friendship, given the situation with
Jonathan and Skip's Mom. And I'm guessing the film was about loyalty
and friendship overall given the ending! Chuck in a few themes about
"class" itself, and the film seems to make sense!
However, the film is still uneven overall, but the performances from a
young Andrew McCarthy (Jonathan) and Rob Lowe (Skip) are worth
watching- and there is some excellent scenes within the film! Like
Skip's "F*** you!" moment after the inquisitor belittles his background
and insinuates him of cheating! Some funny moments when Jonathan in the
girl's campus causing chaos, and when he's trying to talk to a girl at
the bar! I know I'll never roll a quarter for my aura on my face in a
club or pub! Also, he transition of Skip being loud prank-loving fun to
Jonathan's "morose" depressing personality being swapped over after
Skip discovers Jonathan with his Mom was pretty interesting! Skip
becomes colder and hard to approach by Jonathan, whereas Skip would
overwhelm Jonathan and put him unwillingly in awkward situations! I
didn't really like the closure between Jonathan and Ellen (Jacqueline
Bisset), and I would have liked a scene with Skip addressing his mother
in regard to Jonathan! Would a friendship between them really survive
that? The film seems to suggest that it will survive due to Skip's
alienation and contempt for his background and parents, and his
affinity with Jonathan as they endeavor towards Harvard!
This is by no means a brilliant in the likes of other teen films of the
same era. It's worth watching alone because it the feature debut of
very young actors in Andrew McCarthy, John Cusack, Alan Ruck ('Ferris
Bueller's Day Off'), Virginia Madsen ('Sideways'), Lolita Davidovich
('Intersection') and Casey Siemaszco ('Young Guns')! When you look at a
17 year old John Cusack in that film, you wouldn't think that he would
become the most successful star out of the entire cast- though McCarthy
did do very well in the 1980s too! Rob Lowe and Jacqueline Bisset and
this debut cast all do very well in their performances. While 'Class'
may leave you wondering a little, it is worth watching for an unusual
representation of awkwardness, youth, romance and friendship!
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review of wicked minds I had never heard of any of the actors or actresses in this film. None of them would rate above B level, and this is a B movie--made for television film--and it shows. The lead, Andrew W. Walker, who plays Holden, was especially disappointing as he lacked the looks, the charisma, and the talent. Angie Everhart as Lana was attractive, although I suspect older than the character she was trying to play. This mystery/crime drama's main problem was the opposite of what I usually complain about, which is lack of plot. This movie had more plot and twists than were believable. It also has a few minor holes in the plot. With better actors and a tightening of the script I think it could have been a really good movie. Basically the story revolves around Holden, a young man who has graduated from Harvard, bummed around Europe for a year, and now come to the home of his wealthy father, Mason. Father and son are not particularly close and there are some "issues" between them. To add to those issues is Mason's surprise marriage to Lana, an attractive woman, far closer to his son's age than his own. There is a murder and a big question of who did it, there's also a blackmail scheme, and unexpected revelations and surprises. Not the worse movie I've ever seen. It is watchable and mildly entertaining -- which these days is saying a lot for any film. .
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onathan, a naive country boy, gets a scholarship to a classy prep school, where he rooms with suave, rich and handsome Skip. Skip decides it is his duty to see that Jonathan loses his virginity, so he sends Jonathan to Chicago, where Jonathan meets Ellen, a beautiful older woman, and they be- gin an affair which ends abruptly when Ellen discovers Jonathan is 17. During Christmas break, Jonathan visits Skip's house and discovers that Ellen is Skip's mother. Ellen tells Jonathan to leave when he rejects her advances, but then begins calling him and begging to see him. Finally, Jonathan agrees to meet her and plans to end the affair, but Ellen seduces him--and that's when Skip, who followed Jonathan, discovers them. .
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i havent see this movie since 30 years ago!!! this is great!!!!!!!!.
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You got to love any movie that the handsome rob lowe is in!!!.
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Class is anything but classy.
A Funny comedy worth watching!!! Rob lowe and Andrew McCarthy are a great togther.!!.
A film that epitomizes the "New Renaissance 82-87"
Okay, I must admit, it is difficult for me to remain entirely rational about
this film, because it evokes sentimental memories. But I love this film, I
love it, what can I say. For me it has everything, the ivy league ambience,
the lovable-I-own-the-place-swagger of Rob Lowe, the appropriate witticisms,
at the appropriate times read by a cast to kill for.
The film begins and ends with the "kids" in complete control, theres no PC
screwing around either, all of the students do drugs, with most of the
action taking place at a prep boarding school there's poker games and
smoking after lights out. I tried to re-enact the John Cussack 'tip truck'
smoking trick for almost a decade, in fact it was the prime reason I took up
smoking in the first place.
The New Renaissance has been indicated by many social historians as the
years 1982 to 1987 with the peak beginning with the opening night of the
movie ET, and the end coinciding with the closing ceremony of the 1984 LA
olympics. This film, having been made in 1983, stands as a virtual document
to the affirmations and values of Western Culture at its peak. The scene of
the triumphal holiday return of Rob Lowes character to his ancestral home is
resplendant with a punk version of 'the little drummer boy', as he tears
through New England countryside in his Porshe charger......breathtaking.
Nothing since the death of communism comes close to replicating the self
confidence that shimmers off this film with the possible exception of "The
Chocolate War". This film is not to be taken as a trite story but should be
viewed in the light that reflects what it is, an artistic vision of the
height of teen existence at the height of human existence, not too big a
call I'm sure you'd agree..