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Fast Times at Ridgemont High 1982

  • Amy Heckerling
  • August 13, 1982
  • 90 mins
  • English
  • Comedy
Fast Cars, Fast Girls, Fast Carrots...Fast Carrots?
Follows a group of high school students growing up in southern California, based on the real-life adventures chronicled by Cameron Crowe. Stacy Hamilton and Mark Ratner are looking for a love interest, and are helped along by their older classmates, Linda Barrett and Mike Damone, respectively. The center of the film is held by Jeff Spicoli, a perpetually stoned surfer dude who faces off with the resolute Mr. Hand, who is convinced that everyone is on dope.


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Maybe interesting if you're a teen or like 80s movies for just being 80s movies. Plot revolves around clips of a dumb stoner, sex and
high school stereotypes knowing their place or being embarrassed. Nothing interesting happens and it's not funny. I imagine at the time of release it was significant.

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One thing I always ask myself when I'm finished watching Fast Times is why this movie is so well liked. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy this movie more than most early 80s comedies, but it's not exactly a timeless classic. Except for the one contribution to movie history that everyone remembers (Yes...THAT scene. Thank you Phoebe Cates), Fast Times has not much going for it these days.

If you are looking for a trip through mastr...err...nostalgia lane, Fast Times might be a good way to spend an hour and a half, but there are more interesting choices out there.

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