Confession: I've always had a soft spot for Rodney Dangerfield's particular brand of raunchy dad humor. "Back to School" proves the ideal vehicle for Dangerfield's indomitable charm. Toss in Robert Downey Jr. - dressed like the lost member of Duran Duran and railing against "crypto-fascist" college footballers - not to mention appearances by Oingo Boingo and Kurt Vonnegut, and you've got a certifiable Eighties gem.
It's great to turn off the brain every once in a while and watching films for pure entertainment. But films like this really do remind me how much I desire to be moved intellectually and emotionally from cinema. Moreso than just entertained. Fun film though.