Weird Science (1985)

1985 Fantasy, Comedy, Romance

User Score: 71/100


Two high school nerds attempt to create the perfect woman, but she turns out to be more than that.

Yes, that is Bill Paxton as Ilan Mitchell-Smith’s militaristic big brother. And that’s Robert Downey Jr. as one of the in-crowd jerks who makes nerds Mitchell-Smith and Hall’s lives miserable. Fortunately, this is a John Hughes comedy and our smart nerds create the perfect woman, Lisa (Kelly LeBrock), using a computer and voodoo. Lisa is a willing sex toy, has magical powers, and just wants to help the boys get even and meet nice babes. She even cleans up. The fantasy ebullience of Hughes is given full rein here and that’s good and bad (mostly good). It’s all aimed at a certain kind of hormone-addled, 16-year-old sensibility; but who doesn’t have a little bit of that in them? —Keith Simanton

About Weird Science (1985)

Title: Weird Science
Year: 1985
Starring: Michael Berryman, Bill Paxton, Robert Downey Jr., Kevin Thompson, John Kapelos, Robert Rusler, Vernon Wells, Judie Aronson, Mikul Robins, Suzanne Snyder, Doug MacHugh, Fred D. Scott, Robert Minkoff, Jennifer Balgobin, Jeff Jensen, Chino 'Fats' Williams, Prince Hughes, Jill Whitlow, Wallace Langham, Joe Gieb, Anthony Michael Hall, Rock A. Walker, Johnny Timko, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Pamela Gordon, Steve James, Ivor Barry, Ann Coyle, Suzy J. Kellems, Robin Frohman
Director: John Hughes
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.55/5 stars from 7 users. Votes: 7.
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy, Romance

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