Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Netflix Watch Instant: Earth Girls Are Easy

This is one of the most underrated 80s comedies. Starring Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, Damon Wayons, and Jim Carrey, it follows Geena Davis as 3 aliens land in her pool. Being a manicurist and having a best friend in hair (Julie Brown), she quickly gives the three aliens a makeover so they blend in to the sunny San Fernando Valley scene. They quickly get into various hijinks and romantic entanglements and when Geena Davis' cheating fiance wants to get back together she has to chose between him or the handsome alien that just fell into her lap.

The film is just as ridiculous as it sounds and that's what makes it SO FUN. There are even some musical numbers thrown in. It's not a musical, but it feels like it wanted to be but chickened out about halfway through. The best musical number definitely belongs to Julie Brown's "Cause I'm a Blonde." I can't find an embeddable version, but to get a feel for the film you need to watch it.

If you like absurd comedies that are aware of just how silly they are, then you should definitely check this out on Netflix.

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