Lunchtime Movie Review

Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

Episode #78

Universal Pictures released Fast Times at Ridgemont High to theaters on August 13, 1982. Amy Heckerling directs the film which stars Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Judge Reinhold.

‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’ Movie Summary

At age 22, Cameron Crowe, returned to high school pretending to be senior…and Fast Times at Ridgemont High was born…or as I like to call it “How I fell in Love with Jennifer Jason Leigh – Ron Johnson Beware.” The story follows a year in the life of 4 main characters: a Freshman named Stacy Hamilton, Her older brother Senior Brad Hamilton, the shy Mark “Rat” Ratner, and the lovable stoner Jeff Spicoli. While the movie is filled with sex and humor it is really a cautionary tale of teenage pitfalls on the road to adulthood.

Stacy Hamilton is an employee at the hottest food stand at Ridgemont Mall – Perry’s Pizza. Stacy is nervous about starting high school but luckily for her – Satan – yes Lucifer himself – has sent a demon to give her advice in the form of Phoebe Cates who plays Linda. Linda is a upperclassman but doesn’t waist her time on sexually inexperienced high school boys – she prefers mature men who can go 30 to 40 minutes at a time!

Linda teaches Stacy on the art of blowing carrots and encourages her to have sex with older men – like the pedo 26 year old stereo salesman Ron Johnson. Stacy decides to go out on a date with Ron. Ron being the die-hard romantic takes Stacy to a baseball dugout known as “the point” – Stacy immediately finds out why it’s called the point because that’s where Ron pokes her in the vagina with his penis. Stacy reports to Linda that the experience was not loving but rather painful. Linda, being the evil bitch she is, tells Stacy to keep doing it because it gets better. Stacy embarrasses Linda philosophy of using her body as a way to a guy’s heart.

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Universal Pictures released Fast Times at Ridgemont High to theaters on August 13, 1982. Amy Heckerling directs the film which stars Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Judge Reinhold.

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