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Vintage Pick: “Valley Girl”

It’s the 1980’s and the punk movement is in full swing. On the other side of the spectrum are the valley girls and boys – super suburban preps that coin the terms “like,” “for sure” and “bitchin.” Now add Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” to the mix and you’ve got the hit film “Valley Girl.”

“Valley Girl” takes “Romeo and Juliet” to the 80’s with its story of an impossible love between a popular valley girl and a punk. The film stars Nicolas Cage (in his beyond hot days) as Randy, a rebel from Hollywood, and Deborah Foreman as Julie, the “like, totally tripendicular” prom queen from the valley.

As their romance blossoms, Julie begins to feel pressure from her friends to dump Randy and get with the obvious right choice for her, Tommy (Michael Bowen). As Tommy and Randy pursue Julie, Randy’s dorky pal Fred (Cameron Dye) chases after her BFF Stacey (Heidi Holicker).

An adorable date night film filled with montages, a classic soundtrack and the fashion and vernacular of the 80’s, “Valley Girl” is a feature that has withstood the decades of wear and tear.

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