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Weird Science

1985 - ENGLISH - MOVIE

ComedyRomanceSci-fiFantasy

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  • Jini Score
    52%
  • Critics Score
    63%
  • Rating
    6.6/10
  • Box Office
    $ 38 Million
  • Jini Score
    52%
  • Critics Score
    63%
  • Rating
    6.6/10
  • Box Office
    $ 38 Million
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Two unpopular teenagers, Gary Wallace and Wyatt Donnelly, fail at all attempts to be accepted by their peers. Their desperation to be liked leads them to create a woman via their computer. Their living and breathing creation is a gorgeous woman, Lisa, whose purpose is to boost their confidence level by putting them into situations which require Gary and Wyatt to act like men. On their road to becoming accepted, they encounter many hilarious obstacles, which gives the movie an overall sense of silliness. Written by Jeff Ranous Weird Science is a 1985 American English-language Comedy Romance movie starring Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-smith, Kelly Lebrock, Bill Paxton, Suzanne Snyder, Judie Aronson and Michael K. Washko. Silver Pictures in association with Hughes Entertainment. were the production houses involved in the project along with executive producer(s) Joel Silver. The motion picture is written and directed by John Hughes. Universal Pictures acquired the distribution rights for the film. Weird Science was released on 2nd August 1985 and takes a screen time of 94 minutes. The Film was successful at box office. Weird Science was made on a budget of $7 million and it was a super hit at box office gross of $38 million. Cinematography was done by Matthew F. Leonetti and editing by Chris Lebenzon, Mark Warner and Scott K. Wallace. The music was composed by Ira Newborn.

Weird Science Reviews and Ratings

Average Review Rating : 4.6/5

92%

Positive Review Rating : 71%

71%
  • Weird Science combines two great traditions in popular entertainment: Inflamed male teenage fantasies and Frankensteins monster. ( Read More )
  • Time Out

    This is ordinary stuff thats aged about as well as Mitchell Smiths clunky computer. ( Read More )
  • Weird Science veers off into a typical coming of age saga without exploring any of the psychological territory it lightly sails over in the early going. ( Read More )
  • In his third screen role, Mitchell Smith suggests a kind of charm unique among kid actors with his strangled monotone and vaguely nauseated expression, hes adolescence as perpetual depression, life... ( Read More )
  • Streaming Quickflix

    Watching Weird Science again in the harsh light of my 20s was like catching up with an old friend who I had recalled as a raucous party animal, but was now clearly a shaky meth addict with no teeth. ( Read More )
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Awards for Weird Science
  • Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
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    1 NOMINATIONS