Short Circuit ★½

Birth Year Challenge - #3 of 32

Eh. Short Circuit is an over the top, silly sci-fi comedy that feels like it's a knock-off of ET and nothing more. Only instead of taking what worked so well in ET (the point of view of a child, divorced parent home life), Short Circuit plays to the cheap seats and makes the central character a...lonely woman? It didn't work for me, despite enjoying Ally Sheedy a lot. Stick to ET.