Blu-ray Release: Girls Just Want to Have Fun

Blu-ray Release Date: April 3, 2012
Price: Blu-ray $17.97
Studio: Image


Girls Just Want to Have Fun movie scene

Sarah Jessica Parker (l.) and Helen Hunt are proof that Girls Just Want to Have Fun.

The silly but sincere 1985 dance-filled comedy-romance Girls Just Want To Have Fun was a film that helped to launch the careers of its two stars, Sarah Jessica Parker (I Don’t Know How She Does It) and Helen Hunt (Every Day).

In the movie, Janey (Parker) is a shy good girl, while Lynne (Hunt) is a cool rock chick. When the two unlikely friends scheme to get Janey on television’s biggest after-school dance show, they find themselves catapulted into a wild adventure filled with cute boys, hot dancing, great music, prudish nuns, mean rich kids, parents that just don’t understand, and girls doing what they know best…having fun, of course.

Directed by Alan Metter and co-starring Shannen Doherty (TV’s Beverly Hills 90210),  Jonathan Silverman (Weekend at Bernie’s) and Lee Montgomery (TV’s Highway to Heaven), Girls feels like it’s been on rotation on such cable stations as Lifetime, USA and ABC Family since the channels were first created. Maybe that’s why the film has grown into a cult favorite for moms, their daughters and lots of other fun-loving gals.

The PG-13-rated film was re-issued on DVD by Image in September, 2011.

The Blu-ray debut of Girls does not include any bonus materials, but we dug up a trailer for you to alleviate your grief!:

 

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.