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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).
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
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.
Weird Science veers off into a typical coming-of-age saga without exploring any of the psychologic...
June 21, 2017
This is ordinary stuff that's aged about as well as Mitchell-Smith's clunky computer.
June 21, 2017
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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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