• acanac

    ★★★★ Added by acanac

    shmorky voice

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  • Nuno Costa

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Nuno Costa 19 Apr, 2014

    Viewed on DVD

    John Hughes' Weird Science is a teenage boys fantasy.
    The kind of fantasy where you create a woman using your computer with the full intent to act out your sexual fantasies but that same woman empowers you and gives you the confidence to ask the girl you like at school out.

    Weird Science is the John Hughes film that sticks out in his filmography.
    It's completely wacky, and a lot of fun.

    Watching it again, you forget how much this is Anthony Michael Hall's movie.
    He is really good in it.

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  • fatpie42

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by fatpie42 12 Apr, 2014

    The premise of this movie initially sounds appalling. A couple of teenage losers who cannot seem to get a girlfriend decide to use their computer and make themselves a woman. But you have to realise that it is very much an accident that they are successful. It's more of a computer-centred ritual rather than an engineering job, with cultish behaviour like wearing bras on their heads playing a part. The woman they create appears to have magic powers and in…

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  • Richard Goddard

    ★★★½ Watched by Richard Goddard 03 Apr, 2014

    John God-Damn Hughes. This is the only one of his films that I hadn't seen, and whilst it isn't his strongest it is still damn good fun and Anthony Michael Hall is brilliant as usual. Also, can we just take a second to appreciate Kelly LeBrock.....WOW.

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  • John Jay

    ★★★★ Rewatched by John Jay 27 Mar, 2014

    They just don't make comedies like this anymore. I guess no one can make comedies like John Hughes did.

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  • Steve Dickson

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Steve Dickson 25 Mar, 2014

    Seen this too many times and still adore it. So much fun and still surprisingly holds up really well.

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  • WilliamT

    ★★½ Watched by WilliamT 20 Mar, 2014

    I’m a lover of 80’s comedies, and WEIRD SCIENCE has been a film I've been urging to see since I had not seen it before. Unfortunately, it didn’t quite live up to my expectations. The concept of the film alone I found to be quite interesting especially since this was a film from the 80‘s. It’s just that I couldn’t get all that interested into how it was executed. There were parts where I laughed, but overall the film was…

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  • kylegarvey

    ★½ Added by kylegarvey

    Deliberately kitschy but still interesting, right down to the synth-splashing Oingo Boingo theme. The heroes are a duo of unsurprisingly horny but surprisingly unbright kids: Gary (Anthony Michael Hall) and Wyatt (Ilan Mitchell-Smith), who manage to conjure a dream girl (Kelly LeBrock), eventually christened Lisa, from some computer noodling. This is in part to defy their bullies, Ian (Robert Downey Jr.) and Max (Robert Rusler), who display some intriguingly twizzly acting but remain woefully unexplored.

    I like the absurdly idealized…

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  • Njabs Phungula

    ★★★ Watched by Njabs Phungula 10 Mar, 2014 2

    This seems like one of those movies where John Hughes made use of EVERY little idea that popped into his head. The result is chaos. This certainly is no Breakfast Club or Ferris Bueller but there are some nice, funny moments. I doubt I'll be watching it again though.

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  • RunDogmaRun

    Added by RunDogmaRun

    That is NOT how computers work.

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  • charles scales

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by charles scales 22 Feb, 2014

    still as amazing the umpteenth time as it was the first time

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  • ericmarsh

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by ericmarsh 20 Feb, 2014

    From what I've heard, Universal are currently working on a remake of this John Hughes classic. It will have to go some to capture the magic and the dynamic of this spectacular slice of comedic genius. Prediction? I shouldn't be making them after I predicted the Robocop retool would be a slice of banality (how wrong I was), but I will go out on a limb here to say "Not a snowballs chance in hell."

    Anthony Michael Hall and Iian…

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