Earth Girls Are Easy, 1988, is the romantic comedy of a human and an alien finding Mr Right together. Written by Julie Brown, Charlie Coffey, and Terrence E. Mcnally, directed by Julien Temple, and the original music numbers by Nile Rodgers. Be prepared for some out of this world things, and some oh so familiar alien things (the girls in the Valley are more alien yet we know that personality so well). Time to blast off!
Valerie (Geena Davis) knows something isn’t right anymore between her and fiancé, Ted; they haven’t had sex in TWO WEEKS! And then he brings home a girl from work but because Valerie skipped the out of town nail convention, she found them, then promptly kicked Ted out and sang as she destroyed all of his prized possessions. The next day, a spaceship crash lands in her pool and three extremely hairy aliens emerge. They can’t leave until their ship is fixed, so, with the help of her friend Candy (Julie Brown) they give them makeovers. And they turned out to be the cutest. Especially Mac (Jeff Goldblum), he really looks good without fur. One thing leads to another and all that can be said is “thank God for the contraceptive pill.”
Well, we have a very cute but taking the piss film on our hands that should be watched by everybody. The writers have done so well to craft these dim-witted girls with hair and nails being their only real occupation. Damn, I want to hit them with a very heavy book. And then we have the child like aliens. They’re so lovable. Jim Carrey and Damon Wayans make great aliens.
The musical numbers are catchy as hell. For the next week, I fully expect to have every single one from ‘I like them big and stupid’ to ‘Cause I’m a blonde’.
The overall tone of the film is great. Loud colours, bright lighting, lots of flesh. Can’t fault it.
Mac (Goldblum) is so sweet and a little awkward, you fall in love with him straight away. Not to mention, he looks good without a shirt. Wow. I love the character. I want my own alien.
Script wise, it’s fun. “I want his baby” will all ways have to be said after a really good make out session. And then “I’m on drugs” as an excuse to anyone who gives you a weird look.
It was a little sad that the alien Jim Carrey played couldn’t fins Candy again, he kept on asking but everyone assumed he wanted to chocolate and so they were never reunited after their brief make out session. So sad. If only they had gotten together, they may’ve been happy living in outer space together.
All I can do is tell you to go and find this movie and watch it so many times, that you’ll be able to sing along to every song. It’s great. Some alien loving might be what the doctor needs to prescribe if you’re down and depressed about your dismal love life.