Teeny-bopper movie - the best, or the most bizarre?

Discussion in 'The Moving Picture' started by Naphtali, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. Naphtali

    Naphtali Practically Family

    Seeley Lake, Montana
    I went power crazy securing movies online. One of the "mystery movies" I just viewed, titled "Adventures in Babysitting," verges on the unexplainable. Although clearly a teeny-bopper movie of the 1980s, someone snuck into it some wonderful blues musicians - Koko Taylor singing "Evil (is going on)," blues guitarist Albert Collins, and Sam Cook.

    Probably because of its musical surprises, possibly because its plot is not a total loss, I enjoyed what I anticipated would be an insult.

    I wonder how many middle class white kids from the suburbs were saved from years of Frankie Avalon and Fabian because they saw this movie by . . . mistake?
  2. To me the two definitive teeny-bopper movies of the '80s are Fast Times at Ridgmont High and Ferris Bueller's Day Off. In the case of Fast Times its a nostalgia piece for me as it came out the year I graduated from high school so I remember that whole scene very well.

    Hmmmm... I think I just dated myself :(
  3. Mickey Caesar

    Mickey Caesar Familiar Face

    Grand Rapids MI
    What about all the "Brat Pack" movies like The Breakfast Club
  4. CopperNY

    CopperNY A-List Customer

    central NY, USA
    "Fast Times..." was such a phenomenon at the time. wow. the first time i ever saw a Sony Walkman a senior in my high school was showing off the double cassette soundtrack for the movie.

    one surprisingly good teen movie is "Ten Things I Hate About You".

    [being an updated version of "The Taming of the Shrew". still miss Heath Ledger.]

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