Bil’s rating (out of 5): B
Alternate title: Girls of Summer
USA, 1988. National Broadcasting Company, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Screenplay by Charles Purpura. Cinematography by Thomas Del Ruth. Produced by Aaron Spelling, Alan Greisman. Music by Michel Colombier. Production Design by Lynda Paradise. Costume Design by Eugenie Bafaloukos. Film Editing by Joel Goodman.
The film that was meant to be Justine Bateman‘s breakout feature is now remembered as a joke in Julia Roberts‘ early career. Bateman is terrible as the leader of an all-girl band who jump into a van and travel to a Massachusetts resort to get a job as the club’s main summer entertainment. They get the gig after appealing to the sympathy of the club’s gruff owner (Liam Neeson) and from there the cheesy soap opera starts. Bateman flirts herself into a relationship with Neeson, Roberts gets a visit from her oversexed ex-boyfriend and Trini Alvarado tries her best to stay out of trouble. Even an appearance by Deborah Harry does little to improve this awful film, trite and shallow whenever it isn’t completely boring.