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If you can’t get a date, make one! That’s the theory in this wild comedy about two teens (Anthony Michael Hall and Ilan Mitchell-Smith) who set out to make the perfect woman (Kelly LeBrock).
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Critics Consensus: Hardly in the same league as John Hughes' other teen movies, the resolutely goofy Weird Science nonetheless gets some laughs via its ridiculous premise and enjoyable performances.
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Common Sense Says
Guilty-pleasure '80s horny-geek sci-fi sex comedy.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this popular '80s comedy -- an early recipient of the new PG-13 rating -- has frequent adolescent sex, booze, and boob and drug jokes. Two main characters are lust-driven and manage to create a beautiful artificial woman as a sex-fantasy plaything -- but they are unsuccessful in their timid efforts to get something started with her and end up treating the bombshell more like a big sister. There are scenes of underage drinking (as a bonding exercise with threatening black males), much swearing (usually the s-word), and cavalier behavior with cars and a gun. Nudity includes a girl who loses all her clothes (in profile) in a windstorm, and a schematic of bare breasts on a PC monitor. Recreational drugs are briefly mentioned.
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- Genre:Sci-Fi, Comedy
- Release Date:August 2, 1985
- Languages:English, Spanish
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
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