Weird Science (1985)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5

USA, 1985.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by John Hughes.  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by , .  

Two teenage geeks (, ) grow tired of being the butt of all jokes at school, deciding to take their frustration to their computer screens. They design a ‘perfect woman’ with their machines, who somehow magically comes to life in the form of ‘Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful’ . At first thinking they’ve got the perfect sex slave on their hands, LeBrock turns out to be a thinking machine as well as everything else, taking these boys on a journey towards maturity that they’ll never forget.   developed a cult following for his goofy portrayal of Mitchell-Smith’s insensitive older brother, while the film, the strangest in the John Hughes teen-movie canon, remains a perennial comedy favourite. It’s completely silly stuff, but it’s also fun, clever and memorable.


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