A scifi/fantasy tale of two nerds who build the perfect woman (Kelly LeBrock) out of some computer programs and a Barbie. It’s a comical send-up of Frankenstein mixed with the aesthetics of Porky’s. Yet surprisingly, the mysterious woman that is their creation decides to teach them a lesson or two about women and how to live their lives… –DVDVerdict
Once dubbed the “philosopher of adolescence” by film critic and fellow Chicagoan Roger Ebert, John Hughes made his mark as the man most frequently associated with the 1980s teen angst genre. With his name attached in some form to such genre classics as Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and Some Kind of Wonderful, Hughes was in large part responsible for defining the cinematic mood of a certain era. From Molly Ringwald’s red hair to Ben Stein’s monotonous “Bueller….Bueller,” the characters and images in his films are still able to evoke a certain nostalgia in people who suffered through adolescence during the 1980s and remain as much of an embodiment of the decade’s culture as shoulder pads and junk bonds.
Originally hailing from Lansing, MI, where he was born February 18, 1950, Hughes was 13 when he moved with his family to the Chicago suburbs. His adopted city would figure largely in his films, providing both a source of inspiration… read more
endearing and cringey and the best. also, inexplicable robert downey jr. cameo and kelly lebrock's OUTFITS. plus anthony michael hall's floppy hair and drunk-voice and everything about this film is the greatest/worst.
Everybody has probably said this, but I only just noticed it: the nerds didn't build a girl. They built God. By using the Internet to build God in the world, not just inside a computer network, they one-upped Tron's trick from three years earlier. One of the nerds made out w/ God. Then they used God to help them get w/ girls who weren't God. This is absolutely true to the idiot heart of the U.S. 14-year-old male.