"Sleek cars, stuffy old men, and a Madonna-esque, high spirited girl are the ingredients of this 1980's comedy that has since reached cult status deservingly. Cult actress Deborah Foreman, star of such films as Valley Girl, April Fool's Day, Waxwork, and Lobster Man From Mars gives her best performance yet, defying all other mainstream 80's starlets such as Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy. The plot centers around Foreman's character Casey Meadows, who has just been hired for a position as a chauffeur at the elite Brentwood Limiousines Ltd. Casey is not welcomed by her new colleagues, mainly because she happens to be the only female working there. Can Casey prove them wrong and save her job? The film takes us on a journey through all of Casey's driving escapades, which include a feisty punk star, an Arabian prince, and ultimately, the son of the owner of Brentwood, where the climax of the film begins. When I watched this movie for the first time, it reminded me of other 80's flicks like Mannequin and Maid to Order. This film surpasses those though, mixing elements of 1930's screwball comedy and Valley Girl style. After this film being virtually unavailable for years, Rhino productions has kindly re-released it on VHS and DVD. If you dont posess a liking for 80's films in general, you most likely will not enjoy this film, but if you have an open mind and a love for campy 80's pop culture, then you will no doubt love this film."
A good replacement for all those worn VHS copies.
Gordon McFarland | Arlington, Texas United States | 03/25/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First off, kudos to Rhino for salvaging this cult film from the 1980s. While you're at it ... howzabout doing the same for Valley Girl, Real Genius or April Fools Day! :)All in all, I'm pretty pleased with this releaseThe animated bios are for Debby, Sam Jones, E.G Marshal, Howard Hessman and Penn & Teller. They consist of headshots from the movie accompanied by things like Date-of-Birth and filmographies.The slide show is much like the animated bios, but consist only of about 10 photos or so.While I am glad to have a "clean" copy to watch now, I do have two small complaints.1). Sadly, the DVD is full-frame as opposed to letterbox. 2). The transfer, while somewhat clean, does possess some signs of age. I'm sure Rhino did the best they could with whatever print they had. It just might've been my TV, but it did seem to be somewhat darker than my VHS versionI highly recommend this to any Deb-heads out there or fans of 80s cult films."
A Classic, Funny 80's Romantic Comedy
Rosa Ortiz | Hammond, Indiana | 03/26/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My Chauffeur is a classic 80's romantic comedy. Deborah Foreman as Casey Meadows is quirky, cute and lovable. Sam Jones as "Battle" is the ultimate rich brute, until Casey's cuteness and lovability break him down. This is a cute movie that people still talk about today. Worth checking out."
My, my it's hot, but at least it's not STICKY!
Mostly Sunny | San Francisco, CA USA | 08/18/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I discovered this movie in the 80's while working at a TeleVid, a VHS and Beta rental store (REMEMBER Beta!!). This movie is hysterical and SO quotable. Deborah Foreman reminds me of an adorable grownup Shirley Temple. Like another reviewer, I thought The Wigs were excellent and have sought out their music a few times over the years. This movie should be viewed as a time capsule from the 80's, rather than an example of exemplary filmmaking. ENJOY it's humor and cheesiness. Who'd ever think we'd be waxing nostalgic about those years. Sigh..."
An oldie but a goodie!
Elizabeth M. Whitehead | Fort Worth, TX | 07/22/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I havent seen this movie in years but still find myself quoting it. I love it, have just ordered it, cant wait to see it again."