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Tuesday, 26 May 2015

The Legend of Billie Jean (1985)

It's a hot day in Texas and without trying Billie Jean raises the temperature of the local horn-dogs ever higher. One dumb-shit act of machismo by the worst of them leads to repercussions, which in turn leads to a teen-movie outlaw situation that’s utterly ridiculous but somehow entertaining.
Eighties teen movies were different to their modern equivalent; they were simpler, less hurried and usually a lot more fun.
The music of Billy Idol and Pat Benatar that’s used in the soundtrack fits the film’s vibe perfectly: an orchestrated story of safe rebellion in response to the underlying sting of acquiescence that accompanies growing up.

3 handwritten I.O.U notes out of 5

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