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Class (1983)

Director:
Lewis John Carlino
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Comedy/Drama/Youth
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Jonathans første eventyr
RUNNING TIME
98 minutes
Producer:
Martin Ransohoff
Screenwriter:
Jim Kouf
David Greenwalt


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Ellen Jacqueline Bisset
Skip Rob Lowe ½
Jonathan Andrew McCarthy
Mr. Burroughs Cliff Robertson
Roscoe John Cusack ½
Roger Alan Ruck
Lisa Virginia Madsen ½
Doug Casey Siemaszko ½
Julia Joan Cusack ½
Bellman John Kapelos ½
1st Girl (motel) Lolita Davidovich ½

 

Review

Criminally charming, vivacious and descriptive film about college life, youthful sexuality and generation gaps. In contrast to its genre-counterparts of the late 1990s and onwards, Class is neither rude nor vulgar, despite being equally controversial when it comes to theme and subject. This is a great achievement by Carlino, and it makes the film both pleasant and bold. The swarming collection of up-and-coming brat packers absorb the attention in delighful fashion and help make this both amusing and great fun. Lowe is great in one of his best roles, McCarthy is at the peak of his sensitive persona in the lead, whereas John Cusack fully displays his comedic talent in a wonderful supporting role. One of the best of its kind, and a pinpoint depiction of the early 80s.

Re-reviewed: Copyright © 9.12.2006 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang
Original review:
Copyright © 17.6.1996 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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