This film, sometimes called "Private School ... for Girls" is a
teenage sex comedy from the heyday of that genre in 1983.
Phoebe Cates, a
student at an exclusive girls school, is dating Matthew Modine, a student at a
nearby boys school. They have decided to "go all the way." Phoebe's arch-nemesis, other than the faculty and administration,
is a rich snob, Betsy Russell, who is determined to steal Modine away. That is pretty much the
Phoebe Cates and Ray Walston are both in the cast, making this the drive-in
version of Fast Times at Ridgemont High!
IMDb voters, apparently disappointed that it isn't a Bergman movie, score it
a weak 4.2, but the excellent transfer on the new DVD makes it worthwhile if you
like the raunchy youth comedies of that era. While it was basically a B movie
which capitalized on a hot movie trend at the time, it's full of likeable
characters, pranks and nudity, including one of the best shower scenes even put
If you are not familiar with our grading system, you need to
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:
While it doesn't measure up to the very best of
the genre like Risky Business, it meets all the minimum daily requirements
for genre fans and it's pleasant fun.