Valley Girl
Valley Girl (1983)

In this film, Deborah Foreman plays a teen-aged suburbanite who falls in love with wrong-side-of-the-freeway punk Nicolas Cage. Despite his bad reputation, Cage is a sweetheart underneath, far more concerned about Deborah's reputation… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 5, 2003
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With engaging performances from its two leads, Valley Girl is a goofy yet amiable film that both subverts and celebrates the cheerful superficiality of teen comedies.

Variety Staff

For a change, there aren't any cartoon problem adults on hand as there often are in these pictures.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Director Martha Coolidge turned a short-lived fad into a genuine sleeper, an exploitation film that thoroughly transcends its origins to become a highly appealing romantic comedy.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Insightful and genuine.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

This movie is a little treasure, a funny, sexy, appealing story of a Valley Girl's heartbreaking decision: Should she stick with her boring jock boyfriend, or take a chance on a punk from Hollywood?

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

homage to the 1980s

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Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders

Cage is very good in the role that got him noticed.

Janet Maslin
New York Times

With characters as dimensionless as these, the film needs either greater irony or greater sympathy than it demonstrates.

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Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide

While it's easy to get caught up in the nostalgia of Valley Girl, this datedness also puts some limits on how you can watch the film.

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Christopher Null

Dated yet infectious.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
A seminal eighties teen comedy, "Valley Girl" is so much more than just a vapid romantic comedy. Oh, it's definitely not one of the finer films… More
Daniel Perry
A complete train-wreck that had just enough ridiculously brutal and melodramatic scenes (not to mention clumsy and accidental sexism and racism) to get me… More
Cassie Hill
Cooly awesome movie Deborah Foreman and Nicolas Cage have great chemistry together!!!!! This is an awesome cult classic. I'm So Sure! (:
nefnie lee
Like, what a totally cool movie with awesome tunes, fersure!
Aj V
The quintessential val movie! This hilarious comedy is an essential for 80s teen movie fans. The plot is like a modern day Romeo and Juliet, but more subtle,… More
Leo L
A favorite!