Last Resort (1986) from
|Last Resort (1986) is a Roger Corman low
"Vacation," but on mescaline. Newly unemployed
George Lollar (Charles Grodin) leaves a snowy Chicago,
and takes his family to a tropical paradise -- Club Sand.
The accommodations are not quite what they expected based
on the travel brochure, but the biggest shock is that
Club Sand is a swingers club. On arrival, George's wife,
daughter, and two sons want to return home immediately.
Ala Chevy Chase, George convinces them to give it a
daughter finds a hot young revolutionary, and decides
that two weeks of sun and sex is a vacation after all.
The youngest son gets a real education watching the
female guests, and the older son manages to "get
laid." George's wife discovers that a combination of
booze, pot, and magic mushrooms, together with the fun
games, like "show us your breasts," a Club Sand
tradition, also turn the trip into a real vacation.
plays a nudist
Brenda Bakke has a long topless
shows her breasts through bushes
||The acting is way over
the top, with a host of totally outlandish characters,
but the production values were up to Corman's usual
standards, and the full-screen DVD transfer is a little
over-saturated, but very crisp. The film was made for
less than $1m, which is low indeed for 1985, and filmed
on Catalina, off the coast of LA. I agree with Maltin.
There are breasts, sunsets, and some truely funny
moments, making it a good mindless rental.
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a C+.
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