Thursday, January 26, 2006
"He's like a cross between the Karate Kid and Elvis Costello"
If you're between the ages of 25-and-40, odds are you know from which movie the above line is taken.
I got a call today from loyal Malcontent reader Ms. Ellie, informing me she had just watched, for the 46th time, "Just One of the Guys." She could've easily said 4,600 times, since no movie has been on free TV more (every hour of every day, in some time zones) than this otherwise forgettable 80s teen comedy about a popular cheerleader who goes undercover as a male to win the respect of her sexist journalism instructor.
In the process, "Terry" falls for outsider "Rick," who, for some reason, is obssessed with James Brown ... but why am I rehashing the plot? You know it. How in the name of Billy Zabka could you not?