After flunking his French class, a teenage boy has to spend the summer being tutored in French. But along the way teacher and student fall in love and begin an affair. The romance story between teacher and student works very well the score and music is great in these scenes, plus it is sincere , but other characters and situations often feel forced and are embarrassing. I have really mixed feelings for this film and it is tough to give a rating, because half of it is soooooo good, yet other half stinks. 7.5 out of 10.
graduating high school starts summer off being immature and through his tutor becomes a respectable person (by jind)
This movie first came out in the 1980's era of "stupid teen flicks" but really if it were to be released this year would seriously be a nice "date movie" that anyone could enjoy because it seriously is a movie that would be very relevant for anyone out there in the relationship world who needs to see how to be a nice person. The movie starts out with the young boy "Bobby" who is obviously very overly hormone driven finding out that his summer is going to be spent with a woman tutor who is going to teach him French. "Karen Kaye" winds up being his <more>
beautiful tutor who over the course of the summer winds up teaching him how to be nice and respectful of women. She basically holds the whole movie together and does an excellent job of it. She was the perfect choice for the part. Once the two of them do fall in love, even the love scene that everyone is waiting for is done tastefully. Terry does a wonderful job of teaching Bobby how to be a "real man". You actually enjoy watching them together. This movie is now available on DVD and is worth getting and watching with that "someone special".
A hugely enjoyable 80's teen comedy treat (by Woodyanders)
Nice, but awkward and still virginal high school senior Bobby Crystal a charming performance by the hunky Matt Lattanzi flunks his French class, so his overbearing sleazy jerk wealthy dad a perfectly smarmy Kevin McCarthy hires the sweet, yet alluring tutor Terry Green a winningly sexy and vibrant portrayal by the gorgeous Caren Kaye to teach him French over the summer so he can pass a crucial exam and still get into college. Naturally, Bobby and Terry wind up having a steamy affair. Director George Bowers, working from a fairly thoughtful and sincere script by Joe Roberts, maintains a <more>
steady pace and a pleasant lighthearted tone throughout. Yeah, there's the expected tasty distaff nudity and raucous raunchy humor, but amid all that racy stuff we also get a considerable and refreshing amount of real heart and warmth. Lattanzi and Kaye make for attractive and appealing leads; their love scenes are surprisingly tender and erotic. The ever-wacky Crispin Glover contributes a hysterically goony turn as Bobby's horny nerd friend Jack. Moreover, there's sound acting by Arlene Golonka as Bobby's ditsy mom, Bruce Bauer as slimy yuppie Don Sylvestor, Clark Brandon as Bobby's smoothie buddy Billy, and the insanely cute Amber Denyse Austin as Bobby's fetching gal pal Bonnie. Popping up in nifty bit roles are Kitten Natividad as a buxom prostitute, Jewel Shepard as a fantasy girl, and future director Katt Shea as a mud wrestler. The infectiously bouncy soundtrack, some red hot aerobics, and those choice garish 80's fashions gotta love those leg warmers and leotards! give this flick a certain funky Greed Decade period charm. Mac Ahlberg's glossy cinematography gives the picture a sparkling bright look. Best of all, we even get a solid and positive central message about doing what you want to do with your life. A total delight.
It is summer time and Bobby Matt Lattanzi who has been preoccupied with sex has failed French and won't be able to go to Yale unless he passes a make-up exam with an 85. His goal is to pass the test with the help of a tutor Caren Kaye and get Crispin Glover in a bow-tie, laid. He has luck at the former.The film is a teen sex comedy and is known for its many nude scenes, the sole reason for watching the film...it wasn't that funny.Nudity: Adult film star Kitten Natividad; TV star Caren Kaye; Graem McGavin, "B" movie actress Jewel Shepard, writer/director Katt Shea.