Saturday, January 5, 2013

Bachelor Party (1984)

Director: Neal Israel

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tawny Kitaen, Adrian Zmed, George Grizzard, Barbara Stuart, Robert Prescott, William Tepper, Wendie Jo Sperber, Barry Diamond, Gary Grossman, Michael Dudikoff

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Shocking, Shameless, Sinful, Wicked. And the party hasn't even started.

Plot: Rick Gassko is about to marry Debbie Thompson. Her parents hate him. Her old boyfriend hates him. They all have money and he gets a cut of the crap games on the catholic school bus he drives. His friends decide to give him the bachelor party of all bachelor parties with an expensive hotel, booze, movies and hookers. As the players catch wind of the elements of the party, each adds a little monkey wrench so that one set of hookers ends up giving demos at the bride's shower, the brides friends end up dressed as hookers in a room with a number of non English speaking Japanese business men, and so on as things get out of hand.


My rating: 6/10

Will I watch it again? Nah.  My nostalgia trip is over.

 This is about how I remembered it.  Sometimes funny and perfect for 14 year olds which is probably how old I was when I saw it last.  Honestly, the only things I remember from then are the same things I'll remember in another 25 years - the guy who tries to slit his wrists, unsuccessfully, with an electric razor and this...

I suppose if you're going to remember it for something it might as well be for that.  There are some funny bits and it's not a waste of film but it's not much more than an average raunchy comedy from the 80s except this one just happens to star a future Oscar winner and lover of volleyballs.

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