Hi, I'm Siobhan. I love hot dogs, long walks on the beach, picnics... Sorry this isn't my EHarmony account... I'm originally from New Jersey, but I've lived in Texas for 6 years. Reading, writing, listening to music, acting and stand up comedy are just some of my hobbies. Like all fat kids, cake is my love, but I've been having an ongoing affair with ice cream.
I'm so grateful to be the new movie critic for The Edge because it's my favorite radio station and I'm glad to be apart of something this amazing.
Some of my favorites movies are Pulp Fiction, Inglorious Basterds, Atonement, Pride and Prejudice, Little Miss Sunshine and Hamlet
Some of the most iconic pop culture films have come from the 80's and this is at the top of the list. This is probably one of the stupidest films ever made (next Sex And The City 2), but when it lacks intelligence, it makes up in charm. That and Phoebe Cates showing off her goods in that little red bikini.
The story shows the different struggles of high schoolers beginning with the tale of Stacy Hamilton (Jennifer Jason Leigh). All she wants to do is to crack that hard candy shell known as her virginity like every other 15 year old at the time. She's so desperate to become the queen of pleasure that she even takes a lesson on BJs by using a carrot at lunch. Although she didn't succeed at the deep throat section, she at least gets a round of applause. Other misadventures include that of her brother, Brad, who goes from top dog with the hot girl, to working an even crappier job (in a pirate costume, no less) and jerking it in the bathroom and being walked in on. Add some friendly stoners looking for a good time, a guy just trying to get the girl he loves, guys trying to pass off as players when really are virgins themselves, and Pat Benatar look alikes (there are three!) and you have yourself a bitchin' movie.
Normally, this isn't the style of how I'd review a film, however this is different. I was just so enthralled by the entertainment that I couldn't give a damn about camera angles and if the soundtrack fit the scene. What I enjoyed most about the film was that it was really like going back to high school. A lot of people think like the characters in the sense that if you're not a slut doing it with everything that walks (who happens to be cute), you're nothing. If you're a senior, you have no time for long term relationships, you need to sow your oates RIGHT NOW. And if you got stoned just before school, wouldn't you order a pizza too?
Though there is a huge generation gap, I think high schoolers today could totally relate. That and I love the fact that two major stars in this film grew up to having Oscars.