Vibes (1988)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5

USA, 1988.  Imagine Entertainment, Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Story by , , , Screenplay by Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel.  Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies.  

 and play dueling psychics who are hired by Peter Falk to help him find his son. He says that his boy was lost somewhere in South America and he needs their mental powers to help locate him. When they arrive at their destination, they discover that Falk has actually swindled them into helping him find a mysterious temple in the jungle that is the source of all psychic energy. Lauper is a delight in the lead, a perfectly natural transition from the world of pop music to the big screen, but the film itself is clumsy and doesn’t know how to deal with her quirkiness. Equally wasted are Goldblum and Falk, who have no idea what to do with these badly written, shallow characters.

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