Many familiar faces from the smash hit 'Grease' return to the campus, and the new ones are equally memorable in this happy tribute to straight skirts, girl-chasing and young love. It's 1961, two years after the original Gr... more »ease gang graduated from Rydell High, and there's a new crop of seniors. The Pink Ladies and the T-Birds are still the epitome of cool, except that over the summer, something's happened to Stephanie (Michelle Pfeiffer in her first starring role), the sorority leader. She feels she's outgrown Johnny (Adrian Zmed), the head T-Bird, and is looking for a new love--one who's even hotter. Meanwhile, newcomer Michael (Maxwell Caulfield) is smitten with Stephanie, who won't even notice him. The conflict is on and the Rydell High fun takes off to new heights.« less
Jennifer D. (jennicat) from ST AUGUSTINE, FL Reviewed on 12/30/2014...
I did like this movie.
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Matt Howe | Washington, DC | 03/04/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"GREASE 2 is a guilty pleasure of mine. It is not really a good movie. But I can't help myself -- I simply enjoy watching it!The opening number ("Back To School") fools you. It is so energetic and arresting that you think the rest of the movie will be that good. It won't. I can watch the opening number over and over again. Patricia Birch's choreography and direction really shine here. And all the fun secondary characters get their introductions: the goody-goody twins; Connie Stevens sex-pot teacher; the lettermen.The film picks up speed again with the bowling alley number ("I Wanna Score Tonight"). Hilarious! Lorna Luft plays a Marilyn Monroe-esque Pink Lady and gets to sing her one solo line in this scene. ("Hey, Johnny, Johnny, let's bowl that strike - and I just may be your baby tonight...")From here it's down hill (but what a spectacle). We get to see Michelle Pfeiffer climb a ladder and sing "Cool Rider". There is an unbelievable number with the students called "Reproduction" ("Where does the pollen go?") that will have you wincing and yet strangely unable to take your eyes away from the screen.Then, a Thunderbird seduces a Pink Lady with "Let's Do It For Our Country". Oh my!And finally, Maxwell Caufield shows up in a fabulous motorcycle-leather outfit.No, not a classic. No, not as good as GREASE. But, oh, so bad it's good!"
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nodice | Manchester, Ga United States | 03/20/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I should hate this film. It's campy, it poorly acted, it badly written...and I just love it. Can something be so bad that's it's good? If so, then that's the case of this musical vehicle. Only one real star emerged from this project unscathed--the ever beautiful Michelle Pfeiffer. I recommend but keep it on the down low."
I'll Be Your Girl For ALL Seasons!
Amy E. Santos | State of Perfection | 01/17/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What can you say about this movie that hasn't already been said? I LOVE this movie. It's definitely a Guilty pleasure of mine. I watch the first one and well...you just want to watch this one after.
It an overall feel good movie, campy fun with laughter and tears. You get a little bit of everything in this movie.
Not much like the first, some of the same characters, but still that same feeling of high school back when! And it has Michelle Pfeiffer in it in one of her earliest roles! She does a tremendous job!
A great movie for so many occaisions! Watch it! I bet you'll love it just as much as I do. It's silly humor and characters that you can't help but love make this movie a winner from begining to end.
It's great for so many age groups too!"
Let's Do it For Our Country...watch this musical!
cdkscully | Buffalo, NY | 03/10/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The sequel to Grease and closely modeled after it, Grease 2 takes place in 1961 during the John F. Kennedy administration at Rydell High School. Some of the same faculty members are still there such as Miss McGee (Eve Arden), Blanche (Dody Goodman) and Coach Calhoun (Sid Caesar) along with some new faculty members such as Miss Mason (Connie Stevens), Mr. Stuart (Tab Hunter) and Mr. Spears (Dick Patterson). The main difference between Grease and Grease 2 is the students. Since the original Pink Ladies and T-Birds graduated in the last picture, Grease 2 contains an all new cast of students except for one, Frenchy (Didi Conn), who failed her senior year. The main plot in this musical is that a new student Michael (Maxwell Caulfield) falls in love with Pink Lady Stephanie (Michelle Pfeiffer). She is off-limits until he can prove himself as a leather-clad biker. Michael then buys a motorcycle, a helmet and becomes a mysterious stranger, appearing to Stephanie at different places such as the gas station where she works. In the end, he sweeps her off her feet. Grease 2 was considered to be a typical sequel that would do terrible at the box office and not live up to the name it was carrying. It starred two actors, Michelle Pfeiffer and Maxwell Caulfield, who were unknowns in 1982 playing sexual reversal roles from the original. Pfeiffer played the Travolta role and Caulfield played the English version of the Newton-John role. This was the first criticism of the movie from reviews and the general public when it was released. With a sequel, the audience feels more comfortable watching the same characters from the first movie in the second one. Another problem or dislike of the film is that it runs out of story. The main point of the story is how Michael delays revealing himself to Stephanie until the climax of the movie. The filmmakers didn't give Caulfield enough to do, like dancing, which is one of the most important aspects of the Grease movies. "But what undoubtedly counts are the musical numbers. Tunes were penned by various hands and most of them are well conceived and reasonably clever." (Variety, T. McCarthy, June 9, 1982). The songs are what gives the movie its energy and try to highlight the points of the film when the storyline was drifting. There is a raising ensemble number called "Back to School to start the movie off with a bang, a enlivened bowling alley number called "Score Tonight" and a dirty-minded number called "Reproduction" that turns a biology lesson into an outbreak about adolescent desire. Director and choreographer, Patricia Birch, found the most interesting places to stage the musical numbers such as a bomb shelter ("Let's Do it For Our Country") and a bowling alley ("Score Tonight") and uses some sharp, rapid, short sequences that gives liveliness to most of the dances. Despite all the bad reviews, I found this musical as enjoyable as Grease. The film's original goal was to appeal to the pre-teens and teenagers, not to the adults. The storyline was simpler and lighter than Grease and the songs were more upbeat and creative. I was not discouraged from seeing this film because Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta were not in it. I usually have an open mind about sequels and consider seeing any one that is made, no matter if it's different."
Louis and Sharon 4 ever
brandi atkins | Houston, TX | 06/03/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I saw this movie as a child when it first came out and I have loved it ever since. The music and the characters are loveable and laughable. The storyline is simplistic but charming. Love at first sight. However before the 2 main characters can get together they have to overcome the obstacles of young love and high school rules along with peer pressure. However the secondary characters are what make this movie move and flourish. On a personal level my 2 favorite characters as well as my favorite couple are Louis and Sharon. They provide the best musical number in the movie. Let's Do It For Our Country, has to be the one of the funniest songs in the movie. As well as the song Reproduction. This one of my favorite movies, and in my opinion much better than the original. The original did not have the amusing songs and making fun of high school like Grease 2 does:) I like the original but not as much as the 2nd. The secondary characters offer a great FOIL of themselves. Sharon the virtious and self-righteous pink lady has to fight Louis off with a stick and on the other side of the spectrum Paulette literally throws herself at Johnny. Also, they make Sharon look like Jackie Kennedy and Paulette look like Marilyn Monroe. Very clever. They even mention it at the begining of the movie.
Thats my 2 cents worth. I recommend this movie to anyone who likes musicals. I am so glad that this movie comes to DVD in a week. Once again Maureen Teefy does a great job."