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Girls Just Want to Have Fun - DVD Review

Updated on July 19, 2014

And the Theme Song - Cyndi Lauper's Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.

Below you will find a preview and review of Girls Just Want to Have Fun, as well as an update on cast members.

My poor father was forced to watch Girls Just Want to Have Fun many times on VHS. My friend, Marnie, and I would rent it every time we had the chance. We would watch it over and over again. Jeff was such a hottie. He seems young to me now, but he is still gentle on the eyes and timeless.

I love this one soooo much that I own the DVD. If you are a chick and an 80s fan, you are sure to love this.

Of course most of the girls loved Cyndi Lauper. My girlfriends and I all did, anyway. She was wild, crazy, fun, and oh so colorful.

This is where I learned, "Tune in Tokyo. Tune in Tokyo." HA!

Roll Back to the 80's, Baby

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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Preview - with Sarah Jessica Parker and Helen Hunt

A Short Rundown of

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

Janey is an Army brat. She's a new girl in a new school. She loves music and gymnastics but she really loves to dance. She is obsessed with a popular show called Dance TV.

Janey finds a friend in the crazy, life is a roller coaster that she loves, Lynne. Together they make it their goal to become the next Dance TV dancers even though Janey's parents tell her, "No way young lady!"

What was it about Girls Just Want to Have Fun - that I Loved so Much

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This movie came out when I was in eighth grade. It was a pivotal movie for me because I would later try out for cheerleader. I believe it was mainly due to watching this movie over and over again.

I loved this movie because I associated with Janey. My mother was pretty strict when we were growing up. We didn't have cable nor were we allowed to watch it. We didn't have a VCR until 1984. We must have gotten it around the same time this movie hit VHS.

When my mother would go to our cabin in Ashford on the weekends I would always stay at home with my dad. My younger sister usually went with mom to the cabin. When my mother was home we only got to watch G movies. We watched a lot of stuff like Swiss Family Robinson and Grizzly Adams. When mom was gone my dad would take me and a girlfriend to the video store on Friday night and he would let us rent PG. I rented this movie over and over and over again. My dad would always try to talk us into a different movie, but we usually went home with Girls Just Want to Have Fun.

Lynne Stone -the wild crazy rocker girl- reminded me of my girlfriend, Jonel. Jonel was the one that was able to get me out of my box. She was a couple of years older than me, had cable, and her mother worked. We hung out at her house a lot when her mother wasn't home. Jonel and I watched a lot of MTV. My mother wasn't very enthusiastic about me hanging out over there without Jonels' mother being home, so Mom usually didn't even know when I was there. I went to the "library" a lot.

I think my mother was more worried about Jonels' twin brother John. Boy was she wrong. Ta heee heee.

These were the years that brought me into my own. They were the years that I went from wallflower to flower, tomboy to kind of cute. Hanging out with Jonel -an older cool, pretty girl- made me cool just by association. We had so many fun times.

Girls Just Want to Have Fun - My Favorite Scene

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The rich witch, Natalie, is having a coming out party. Natalie is trying to win the Dance TV contest. Her father buys everything, including contests. Natalie is also trying to steal Jeff from Janey, and Janey hasn't even had a real chance with Jeff yet.

Lynn, Janey, and her friends get a hold of an invitation, have massive numbers printed and pass them out all over town to punk rockers and female body builders.

A whole bunch of punk's crash the party and start rocking out to "Wake up the Neighborhood" as they trash the place trying to clear the floor to make way for dancing. The female body builders come in following the punk rockers and literally pick furniture up -people still on it- moving the pieces and people up against the wall.

Girls Just Wanna to Have Fun - Buy the DVD

Main Cast:

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Sarah Jessica Parker

Then

Sarah's early years. Many of you may not realize that her first real onscreen gig was 3-2-1 Contact. She was in three episodes.

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Of course most of you probably remember her from Footloose.

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Photo From Live Haligonia

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Sarah Jessica Parker

Now

Most of you know her as Carrie Bradshaw in Sex in the City.

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Here most recent movie was, Did You Hear About The Morgans?

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She is also producing Sex in the City 2.

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She is rummored to be cast as Nancy in a Family Affair and Ivy Ames in The Ivy The Ivy Chronicles

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Photo From Babble.com

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Helen Hunt

Then

Helen Hunt's career started in the early 1970s.

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Her first gig was Sarah Sargeant in Pioneer Woman.

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She would later play Helga Wagner on the TV series Swiss Family Robinson.

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She also played in three episodes of Knotts Landing.

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Her early years consisted mostly of TV.

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Photo from PopWatch

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Helen Hunt

Now

In 1999 Helen started her writing career. She wrote the Final Frontier episode of Mad About you. She would then go on to write, produce, and direct Then She Found me in 2007.

Alien & Wolf is in pre-production and she will be playing Aline Bernstein

She is currently filming Soul Surfer and she plays Cheri Hamilton

Photo From iVillage

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Lee Montgomery

Then

Lee -Lee Harcourt Montgomery- started his career at ten years old by playing Jimmy Dooley in The Million Dollar Duck.

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He had a pretty active acting career when he was younger, mainly working in TV, the most familiar being Dallas.

He snagged two episodes of that and played Jerry Hunter.

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Photo from YaWriters.Blogspot.com

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Lee Montgomery

Now

It is a shame that I cannot find an adult photo of Lee.

I would be curious to see what the heartthrob looks like today.

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In 1988 Lee pretty much dropped out of the scene after filming Into the Fire. His most current work is as a composer.

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He composed

Legend of the Phantom Rider in 2002 and Trespasses in 2005

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Shannen Doherty

Then

Shannen's debut was at ten years old on the TV show Father Murphy. She played in two episodes in 1981.

She would go on to play in multiple episodes of Little House on the Prairie and all three made for TV movies as Jenny Wilder.

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She is best known for her role as Brenda Walsh in 90210.

Photo From Clips Abusora

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Shannen Doherty

Now

From 1998 through 2001 she played Prue Halliwell on the cult hit Charmed.

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She then played Alexandra Hudson on North Shore.

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Of course she played Brenda Walsh again in the second 90210.

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Growing the Big One was just completed; she plays Emma Silver.

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In Burning Palms she will play Dr. Shelly. This is currently in post-production.

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Photo From Celebriosity Today

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And... the one and only Richard Blade

the DJ Himself

Richard Blade was a famous DJ in the 80's in L.A. He plays the host of DTV. Prior to his successful gig in L.A. he was a DJ in the U.K. He currently hosts 1st Wave Rewind on Sirius weekdays at 3 pm ET.

1st Wave on Sirius

Photo From Franklin Avenue Blogspot

And of course the theme song is: - Cyndi Lauper's:

"Girls Just Wanna Have Fun."

This makes me want to jump around the house or up and down on my bed.

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Girls Just Want to Have Fun

You know, the one that you watched over and over and over again.

So, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun is one of My Childhood Favorites! - What was Your Favorite Movie as a Child?

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