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22nd Jun '16 8:44:43 AM Mdumas43073
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->''"Time of your life, huh kid?"''

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22nd Jun '16 8:44:23 AM Mdumas43073
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A 1983 teen {{dramedy}} staring {{Tom Cruise}} (in his first leading role) and Rebecca De Mornay. Joel Goodson (Cruise) is a suburban Chicago teenager obessing over getting into [[IvyLeagueForEveryone Princeton]] when not thinking about sex. When his parents leave him alone for the weekend, his TheCasanova friend phones a call girl for Joel since Joel obviously [[YouNeedToGetLaid needs to get laid]]. She eventually has a business proposition for him: He [[WildTeenParty throws a party]], introduces some of his [[AllMenArePerverts horny teen friends]] to her associates, and she and Joel split a cut of the evening's proceeds (i.e., they turn his parents' house into a brothel for a night). From there, HilarityEnsues. In the years since its release, [[SignatureScene it's best known]] for the scene of Cruise dancing around in nothing but his pink dress shirt to "Old Time Rock and Roll" by Bob Seger which has been endlessly parodied, including by Cruise himself.

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A 1983 teen {{dramedy}} staring {{Tom Cruise}} directed by Paul Brickman, straring Creator/TomCruise (in his first leading role) and Rebecca De Mornay. Mornay.

Joel Goodson (Cruise) is a suburban Chicago teenager obessing over getting into [[IvyLeagueForEveryone Princeton]] when not thinking about sex. When his parents leave him alone for the weekend, his TheCasanova friend phones a call girl for Joel since Joel obviously [[YouNeedToGetLaid needs to get laid]]. She eventually has a business proposition for him: He [[WildTeenParty throws a party]], introduces some of his [[AllMenArePerverts horny teen friends]] to her associates, and she and Joel split a cut of the evening's proceeds (i.e., they turn his parents' house into a brothel for a night). From there, HilarityEnsues. In the years since its release, [[SignatureScene it's best known]] for the scene of Cruise dancing around in nothing but his pink dress shirt to "Old Time Rock and Roll" by Bob Seger which has been endlessly parodied, including by Cruise himself.
22nd Jun '16 8:43:10 AM Mdumas43073
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14th Nov '15 11:34:19 PM nombretomado
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The score, dialogue, and cinematography give the film something of sophisticated, art-house feel in places, putting it a notch above the typical teen sex comedy. RogerEbert compared it favorably to ''Film/TheGraduate''. Be warned that in terms of narrative the genre conventions are completely played straight, so if you don't like modern teen sex comedies you probably won't like this one either.

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The score, dialogue, and cinematography give the film something of sophisticated, art-house feel in places, putting it a notch above the typical teen sex comedy. RogerEbert Creator/RogerEbert compared it favorably to ''Film/TheGraduate''. Be warned that in terms of narrative the genre conventions are completely played straight, so if you don't like modern teen sex comedies you probably won't like this one either.
21st Jul '15 5:25:35 PM Exxolon
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20th Jun '15 3:45:40 PM eroock
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* ThePreciousPreciousCar: When Joel takes Lana out on a date in his father's Porsche, the car accidentally ends up rolling into a nearby lake.
18th May '15 7:24:33 PM wittylibrarian
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* DarkerAndEdgier - Compared to other teen sex comedies.
12th Oct '14 3:49:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* DawsonCasting - Joel and his high school friends are all played by actors in their early-to-mid 20s.



* HeyItsThatGuy - Curtis Armstrong, Joe Pantoliano, and Bronson Pinchot.
** That was Richard Masur as the Princeton recruiter.
** One of Joel's high school friends is Raphael Sbarge of ''Series/OnceUponATime'' (Jiminy Cricket) and ''Franchise/MassEffect'' (Kaidan Alenko).



* RomanceOnTheSet - Cruise and De Mornay lived together for two and a half years after meeting on the set.



* StarMakingRole - Creator/TomCruise. To a lesser but still successful extent Rebecca De Mornay. The movie also established solid character role careers for Joe Pantoliano and Curtis Armstrong. Bronson Pinchot might point to ''Film/BeverlyHillsCop'' for his career break, though...
10th Aug '14 1:36:30 PM SharleeD
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* DesperateObjectCatch: Joel must catch his mother's crystal award when it's thrown at him.
21st Dec '13 6:46:51 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic - Joel has been a ''good son'' his whole life, but [[YouNeedToGetLaid needs to cut loose]]. During the first night with Lana, the camera pans across childhood photos of Joel undercutting his achieving manhood through sex. Joel's dealings with Guido the Killer Pimp teach him more about business than twelve years of school ever did.
** Oh, and that glass egg that Mom prizes above all else...?
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