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Girls Just Want To Have Fun Movie Review Summary

Actors: Sarah Jessica Parker, Helen Hunt, Ed Lauter,Holly Gagnier, Morgan Woodward,Lee H. Montgomery

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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun follows Jayney, whose military family just moved to Chicago, and her new friend Lynne as they audition and train to be the newest cast members on "Dance TV." Jayney has always followed the rules set by her strict military father, but when she meets Lynne her first day at her new school in Chicago, everything changes. Lynne and Jayney audition to become regulars on Dance TV, and Jayney is picked as a finalist, and paired with Jeff, the blue collar bad boy!
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Jayney and Jeff begin rehearsing, and soon discover an undeniable attraction. Unfortunately, Jayney's dad doesn't approve of her dance ambitions, and certainly not of her budding romance! As Jayney and Jeff sneak in practices, the stress of the competition begins to wear on their relationship. Managing school, parent's, and socioeconomic struggles, Jayney and Jeff make it to the night of the competition, but so does Jayney's dad! He shows up at the "Dance V" studio, with every intention of stopping his daughter, but he too is mesmerized by Jayney and Jeff's performance, and they win!
Best part of story, including ending: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun is a movie for every girl who loves to dance and has dreams of being in the spot light, and winning the affection of the sexy bad boy!

Best scene in story: The finale is by far the best scene. Just when it's neck and neck, you're not sure if the judges will chose Janey and Jeff, and her dad is about to pull the plug anyhow, they show everyone the dance of a lifetime! It's inspiring, and the music is great too! It makes you want to dance!

Opinion about the main character: Jayne starts off a little to weak - she's a good girl who has always played by the rules and done as she's told. It's a little annoying how she just goes along with the program. But we watch her grow and gain independence and evolve as a character.

The review of this Movie prepared by Kathryn Casey a Level 1 Blue Jay scholar

On her first day at an all-girls Catholic High School in Chicago, shy and reserved Janey Glenn (Sarah Jessica Parker) meets the wild and wacky Lynne Sands (Helen Hunt). Even though her oppressive dad, Col. Glenn (Ed Lauter), won't let her go, Lynne talks her into sneaking out to try out for a spot on the beloved show Dance TV. Janey wows the judges with her gymnastic ability and makes first cuts, conveniently assigned to a cute dance partner: blue-collar bad boy Jeff Malene (Lee H. Montgomery). They compete against the bratty rich girl Natalie Sands (Holly Gagnier), who sabotages them because she wants Jeff and the contest for herself. Janey and Lynne get revenge by inviting punks and street kids to crash her debutante ball. Natalie then resorts to making her wealthy industrialist dad, J.P. Sands (Morgan Woodward), threaten Jeff; If he doesn't let Natalie win, his dad (Biff Yeager) could lose his job at the factory. It all leads up to the live television broadcast of the Dance TV contest, right when Janey's dad races to the studio to stop her. Also starring Shannen Doherty as Jeff's little sister, Maggie.
The review of this Movie prepared by Tanya McKnight



Script Analysis of Girls Just Want To Have Fun

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   dancer

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   school

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   None    -   Occasional swearing If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of dancing

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