Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Slumber Party '57|
Actors: Mary Ann Appleseth, R.L. Armstrong, Rafael Campos, Larry Gelman, Bridget Hollman
Director: William A. Levey
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Studio: Music Video Dist Release Date: 10/27/2009
Lingerie modeling, yes. Acting, no.
a movie fan | 12/31/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Let's cut to the chase. The only nice thing about this movie is that the so-called actresses are dressed in one of the cutest collections of slinky babydoll nighties of any film ever made. The lingerie is comparable with Coppola's forgettable "bellboy" movie from the early '60s.The acting is simply awful. There are several cameos by long-cancelled TV stars (Car 54's Ross, Sugarfoot's Hutchins, etc). It's a miracle that anyone's career could recover from such a bomb. It makes you really appreciate Debra Winger's drive as an actress.Don't let the "57" date fool you. The only thing that seems particularly '50s about the movie is the music. The nighties are more mid to late '60s styles. There's also a scene where a movie marquee displays an "R" rating for a movie -- a rating that didn't exist till the end of the '60s."
Midlevel sex comedy
a movie fan | Orangevale, CA USA | 08/26/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Probably conceived as a sexier version of American Graffiti, this film seems to have been a modest success when videotape made it more generally available. It stars Debra Winger and a few other people you may recognize. Typical of its genre, it consists of a string of sexy vignettes involving a lot of tease and some nudity. It rises above its competition when one of the girls gets a bare-bottom spanking from her father (always a welcome break in movies about adolescent foibles), and a flimsy-underwear pool party. Ms. Winger's talents are largely wasted here, as she gets one of the least interesting stories. Still, it's an amusing romp with generally good production values.
Oddly, the numerous sexy films of the era (i.e. the ones with no pretense to actual hardcore), mostly comedies, seem to have made it to DVD from the extremes: the higher quality ones (Felicity, Eugenie, Radley Metzger's films) and the lowest quality ones (so-called drive-in films, though usually shown in cheap, inner-city theaters (50 cent triple-bills!)). The mid-range films, low budget but with competent acting and decent quality, seem to have fallen by the digital wayside. How To Succeed With Sex (with its acre of naked coeds running in slow motion) and Hollywood High (not the sequel), and a hundred like them, have disappeared. A pity."
Fun movie with great songs.
Seattle Samurai | Kirkland, WA United States | 01/26/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I don't think that this DVD version is much better quality wise than my VHS copy, but it is nice to finally have it on DVD. Pity it is in full frame and not in anamorphic wide screen. Really fun to see Debra Winger in her first movie roll also."