Risky Business - 1983 (R)


Year of Release: 1983
Rated: R
Director: Paul Brickman
Approx. Running Time: 99 minutes
Format(s): VHS
My Rating: 3 stars (Out of 5)


From Back Cover:

Meet the model son who's been good too long.

Meet Joel Goodsen. Industrius, college-bound 17-year-old. Responislbe, trustworthy son. Promising Future Enterpriser. But he's been good for too long. It's time for a change. Joel's parents are going on vacation and leaving him in charge of the house. They trust him...but they shouldn't. Every kid's dream is every parent's nightmare.

"One of the best American comedies of recent years" (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times), Risky Business delights in fantasy and forbidden fun. Writer/director Paul Brickman (Men Don't Leave) cleverly explores the teen dilemma of growing up good-hearted but guilt-ridden. No sooner do Joel's parents step on the plane when Joel begins to step out, encountering Lana, a young call girl who lives the theories of free enterprise and high finance he has been studying.

in his starmaking role, Tom Cruise (Top Gun, Jerry Maguire) creates a memorable character that recalls The Graduate's Ben Braddock. Rebecca De Mornay (Runaway Train, The Trip to Bountiful) lends credibility and a stunning physical presence as capable, streetwise Lana. They and Brickman make Risky Business "a first-class affair" (People).

My Comments:

A good, entertaining film with lots of sex and humor.

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Rated R (MPAA)
3 Stars
1983 (Year of Release)
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