What should have been a guilty pleasure rental from Netflix turned into a Friday night at the theater. So, why did I pay full price for a movie I knew wasn’t going to live up to my expectations? Simple, I love the 80’s and I’m not ashamed to say it. Add to that my deep admiration for John Cusack’s early work (Say Anything and Better Off Dead) and you can begin to understand my deep desire to plunk down $27.
So, was it worth it? Yes and no. The movie itself isn’t very good and most of the jokes fall flat but somehow seeing it in a theater with a bunch of like minded individuals made the whole experience a lot more gratifying. That said when you finally receive it from Netflix, kick back a few drinks invite a few friends and prepare to have a good time.