Pretty Cool Too


by Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)

PC2 is another generic youth comedy, in the tradition of the late 1970s and early 1980s. This particular one is not from the sub-genre of 1978's Animal House, but is a half-step down from there, the kind of 80s film that might have starred Willie Aames and Chachi back in the day. You get an A for class participation if you put up your hand to guess that this one follows in the distinguished tradition of 1982's Zapped. (This film's predecessor, Pretty Cool, which came from the same creative team, was also a Zapped clone.)

 The elements that come together to form the high concept are as follows:

  • a nerd to be our protagonist
  • his female best friend, a brainy geek who has invented a mind-control device
  • a very high-tech new cell phone
  • a lightning bolt

Lightning fuses the mind-control technology to the cell phone, so that the nerd can get anyone to do whatever he pleases if he can call them or get near them. Needless to say, he uses his new power to bring peace to the Middle East.

Nah, I'm just fuckin' witcha. He embarrasses people he doesn't like, and gets as many women naked as possible. Our kind of guy. Fortunately for him, the house next door is being used for a reality show like The Girls Next Door, and he ...

Well, I don't really need to get into the details, do I? If you can't figure it out from there you fail Genre Clichés 101. And I think you can probably scan the information above and figure out which girl he finally ends up with by the end of the film. It's standard lowbrow fare, with plenty of fart and orgasm jokes, but it is at least partially redeemed by two elements:

(1) Breasts.

(2) Some bizarre minor characters and surreal scenes that leave a few fresh footprints on this well trod ground. I did really enjoy the character of our hero's dad, who keeps telling "back in my day" stories that are painfully obvious to everyone but him.


Our Grade:

If you are not familiar with our grading system, you need to read the explanation, because the grading is not linear. For example, by our definition, a C is solid and a C+ is a VERY good movie. There are very few Bs and As. Based on our descriptive system, this film is a:


Not a total wipeout, but not enough substance or originality to be a legit comedy, and not enough T&A to be a softcore.


There is plenty of nudity, but far less than one might have expected from the premise. No full frontals at all. Breasts from four women, only one of whom has factory originals.

  • Of the five Petmates next door, only one (Jennifer Day) shows any flesh, and even that one limits the exposure to her breasts.
  • The girlfriend (Angela Dodson) of our hero's bullying brother shows T&A
  • The nerdy girl (Julia Lehman) finally takes off her glasses and shows a cute natural chest.
  • An unknown shows her breasts as the film begins.



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3.2 IMDB summary (of 10)