Thursday, July 30, 2009


Watched this flick with my eleven-year-old today. perfect summer fare. Light, silly, fun and well done.

It made me think of TAPS and THE LAST PICTURE SHOW. Not because either of them were as light or silly, but because all three showcased the next generation of movie stars before they were.

THE LAST PICTURE SHOW introduced most of us not only to Jeff Bridges and the Bottom brothers, but to Cloris Leachman as a serious actor and Oscar contender, and of course Cybil Sheppard and Randy Quaid.

TAPS is still fun to watch despite it's over the top story line, because here's Sean Penn, Tom Cruise, and the only before the title star billing young actor, Timothy Hutton (along with George C. Scott), before they became too big for this sort of thing (I mean star wise not age wise).

AIRHEADS stars not only Brendan Fraser but Steve Buscemi and Adam Sandler in supporting roles, with David Arquette and Chris Farley in even smaller roles, close to a cameo in Farley's case.

And like I said, it's fun. I had forgotten how much I loved it when it first came out in 1994, but it's definitely the movie version of a beach book. If you haven't seen it lately, or ever, it could make you smile.

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