We’re done talking about the movies. Now let’s talk about the series.
We have come to the end of our ‘80s Comedy with Coolidge & Heckerling’ series, exploring five films from directors Amy Heckerling and Martha Coolidge, as well as a member bonus episode. All told, we covered Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Valley Girl, Johnny Dangerously, Real Genius, Look Who’s Talking, and National Lampoon’s European Vacation. So what did we – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – think about not just the films but the series as a whole? This is our first time doing a post-series episode to discuss our thoughts on the entire series so we’re kinda winging it, but we ended up having a great conversation about these two directors and their output, not just in the 80s but through to today.
Here’s a hint at what we talk about.
It’s interesting looking at the films these two put out and getting a sense that they both started with films that seemed to be much more defining for them before working in what feels like — Ease up on the throttle there, champ! This is a member bonus episode.
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- Original poster artwork
- Rank the Movies on Flickchart: Fast Times at Ridgemont High Valley Girl Johnny Dangerously Real Genius Look Who’s Talking National Lampoon’s European Vacation
- The Series on Letterboxd
When the movie ends, our conversation begins.
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