Homework (1982) (DVD Review)
Directed By: James Beshears
Starring: Joan Collins, Michael Morgan, Shell Kepler
Rated: R/Region: 0/1:85/Number of disc: 1
Available from VCI Entertainment
At the end of his senior year of high school, Tommy (Michael Morgan) finds his education in the form of Diana (Joan Collins). His friend Ralph learns the lesson from Ms. Jackson (Lee Purcell). Without knowing what would soon be awaiting them after meeting the older women, Tommy and Ralph form a rock band as a path to unlimited sexual opportunity. The story unfolds, through the promiscuous, funny and sometimes touching lives of the young band members. By the end of Tommy’s senior year, he’s ready to take on the world.
Sex! Sex! Sex! Sex certainly seems to be the theme and point of this film here. Some people have had sex, some are looking to have it for the very first time. And, all the sexual tension and drama happens as couple mingle with each other and inner twin their way through the circle of characters, character that give off a very late 70s/early 80s vibe. It is a lower level comedy of the 80s and that does show more times than not. And, I would say some of the acting is terribly flat.
Of course all this is happening around a newly formed band with some very interesting music. They look for a lead singer and the members also look for people to have sex with if they don’t have them already. That raunchy style of the 80s is what we have on display here. That won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, it isn’t really mine in this setting because it seems a bit too corny. Still, it could have been a lot worse and has its moments.
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