Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985)

Ostensibly based on the hit single by Cyndi Lauper, Girls Just Want to Have Fun is actually a spoof of the MTV generation. High school chums Janey (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Lynne (Helen Hunt) desperately try to enter a dance contest on a… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: April 12, 1985
DVD Release Date: July 26, 2005
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media

Dance to the cheesy '80s beat with tweens and up.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Classic '80 cheesiness -- a must

Frank Ochieng

Metter's "Girls" may just want to have fun but for the rest of us this concept is just wishful thinking.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

We all know a movie like this isn't appealing to anyone beside the folks who grew up during that time. And even they will be compelled to cringe at its mention...

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Nostalgia forces me to like this. Yes I feel guilty!

Scott Weinberg

If you're going to base a movie on a song, why not choose a song that's, y'know, about something?

David Cornelius

It's a total wannabe in the realm of 80s teen flicks.

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Don Willmott

Sarah Jessica Parker's embarrassing contribution to that much-studied genre known as the "'80s teen movie"

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
A stupid teen flick that may be mildly amusing at times but is mostly really silly and forgettable, with awful dialogue and clichés everywhere, being only worth… More
Aj V
This teen dance comedy is a lot of fun, girls will especially like this movie for the romance and Parker's character. I really liked this movie.
Manu Gino
Getting into trouble is easy but getting out of it is all the fun! Good 80's movie! I very much enjoyed and like this movie, the dancing, the song's… More
Alice Shen
I bought this at an Albertson's to get cash back for the DPS before I realized that even a cheapy DVD costs more than an ATM fee. To those who don't… More
Cassie Hill
Such a fun 80s movie with great dancing & music to go along with it :) :) :) :) One of my all time faves (:
Leigh Ryan