Jimmy's about to change his entire life in just one night. It's the eve of high school graduation, the beginning of the rest of his life. But for Jimmy Reardon, it seems like the end. His girlfriend, Lisa, is moving to Haw... more »aii. His friends are going Ivy League. And if his father gets his way, Jimmy is going to a very dull, all male, business school. Jimmy, however, has other plans for himself. In just 24 hours, he's going to demolish his relationship with Lisa, several friendships and his dad's car. River Phoenix (Stand By Me) stars as the irrepressible Jimmy Reardon in this rambunctious comedy.« less
"The movie is ok... I'll let others write that review, this review is aimed at the dvd quality. This transfer is poor at best. In some cases it's not just soft focus, it's outright blurred! Sound is ok, some "hiss & pops". Watch it on a cable channel with substandard reception and you'll experience the same quality video/audio. It's unfortunate movie studios rip DVD users off like this. DVD is supposed to be BETTER quality, not look like this!"
Excellent coming of age film / River's talent
N. Damiano | NH , CT | 05/18/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I remeber this movie in 1988 quite well because I was transfixed by River Phoenix's character. Based on the novel by Bill Richert "Aren't you even going to kiss me goodbye" Phoenix plays Jimmy a smooth talking charming kid from a working class family who lives in the richer side of town. Hangs with these rich kids who are the type to die if they ever lost their money. While trying to impress and win the heart of the one girl who ever really got to him his girlfriend Lisa ( Meredith Salenger) before she moves to Hawaii. He gets himself into hard situations and troubles just about every relationship he has by sleeping with his best friends ( Mathew Perry) girlfriend, has sex with his mothers best friend. Then smashes his fathers car up in the course of one night. River's character in this film is the type that has a charisma that makes it hard for people to say no to or stay mad at. A funny teen angst movie excellent performance by River Phoenix they couldn't of casted anyone else for this role. One of my favorite 80's coming of age films worth viewing."
Slept on classic
M. Battle | So. Cali | 09/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This film is one of the best coming of age films ever made. It's defintely one of the best teen films of the 80's. We lost a great actor in the making when we lost River Pheonix. Check it out you won't be disappointed."
One of my favorite movies of all time
N. Damiano | 08/08/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"i went through alot of trouble to see this movie when i was a kid. my mom let me rent it after i looked for it all over the place. i searched everywhere and then i found it at a blockbuster. she said for me to rent it but that she had to watch it with me because she didnt want me watching r rated movies. so i said okay and we went home to watch it and after time after time of having to put my hands over my eyes (and peaking through my little fingers and smiling) jimmy started getting it on with joice fikkit on the floor and mom said for me to go to my room and i was unable to finish the movie.
then finally i go to a friends and we rent it on her dads card because he didnt care what we watched. then of course i could rent it at home because "mom, ive already seen it". this movie was out of print for years but now its on dvd.
jimmys got this holden caufield, rebel without a cause thing with him. in the process of trying to get what he wants he screws things up i guess thats why as 23 year old ive grown to connect with jimmy. i think anyone who has chased the person they love out the door after they chased them out knowing that the person will never come back can appreciate this movie. i think anyone who enjoyed catcher in the rye would appreciate this movie and yes even though i dont like connecting old movies to new ones because i like the old ones better. i think if you liked igby goes down youll find a place in your heart and your movie collection for jimmy. a past one night stand informs jimmy falsly that she needs his college fund so that she can get an abortion and now jimmys got 36 hours to get his life situated. during this 36 hours jimmy can have any girl he wants but jimmy doesnt want just any girl what he wants is lisa. jimmy finds out his girlfriend lisa is moving to hawaii and he is bound for an all male business school. once jimmy can get the money for the plane ticket he will be destined for a life in hawaii with lisa where she has declared she will go all the way with him.
during these 36 hours jimmy manages to get himself into more trouble than most could manage in years. (based on the book "jimmy reardon" also titled "arent you even gonna kiss me goodbye" by william richert) if you find this book get it when you see it, it is VERY hard to find. i searched for about 10 years and i just got a copy today"
A Night In The Life of Jimmy Reardon
Leyda Gonzalez | Puerto Rico, USA | 09/21/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I am a River Phoenix fan,and I personally think he made a good portrayal of what a teenager with family, group pressure, sexuality, friendship, and personal issues deals with, and how good and bad decisions turn out to have a diffrent outcome than the ones one might expect."