My Old Addiction

Class

B.5

(out of 5)


Ah, the eighties, when being rich and young in the movies was served without even the smallest helping of irony. (in his film debut) plays a kid from a working class, small-town family who receives a scholarship in his senior year to study at an intense prep school as a way to improve his chances for getting into Harvard. He becomes best friends with his silver-spooner roommate (), enjoying the wild nights and harmless pranks that the A-list students indulge in, hoping to find a girl who will make a man out of him. That he gets when he is picked up at a bar by a 40-something beauty () and becomes deeply enamoured of her until he discovers that she’s actually Lowe’s mom.  Although it has a pretty fun plot, the film is never for a moment funny, nor does it indulge enough in the kind of exploitative bawdy ribaldry that Italian sex comedies have been mining for years. It’s a film that tries too hard to have what its title suggests, when what would really sell it would be a stronger commitment to a lack of taste.


USA, 1983

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Screenplay by ,

Cinematography by

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Music by

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Costume Design by , ,

Film Editing by ,

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