It’s the musical reboot that we all “Just Can’t Get Enough” of and yes, we’re talking about the totally tubular Valley Girl remake. The iconic 80’s film, Valley Girl truly stands the test of time. From the heart-warming love-story, to the incredible soundtrack, the colorful, neon clothing and the Valley Girl lingo, everything about the movie made Valley Girl an absolute classic. Generation after generation, fans love immersing themselves into the San Fernando Valley and watching Julie and Randy’s outstanding chemistry. Needless to say, when it was announced that a remake… and not just any remake, but a musical reboot was being released based on the memorable 80’s film, we fer shur, like, totally freaked out!
From Orion Classics and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the Valley Girl reboot stars Jessica Rothe as Julie Richman and Josh Whitehouse as Randy. There couldn’t have been a better way to capture the magic that the 80’s film brought to viewers than with a musical rendition of the movie. Featuring chart-topping songs including “We Got the Beat,” “Kids in America,” “Material Girl,” “Boys Don’t Cry,” and “Under Pressure,” amongst many other hits, this film will have you out of your seat, putting on your leg-warmers and dancing the night away.
The remarkable film starts out with Ruby Richman, Julie’s daughter, coming home upset after her breakup with her boyfriend. Her mom, Julie, played by profound actress Alicia Silverstone, sits down to retell her memories from her final semester of high school. It’s during this special recollection where viewers get introduced to Julie, her fellow Valley Girl friends, and her conceited (soon to be ex) boyfriend Mickey. But, after a chance encounter at the beach and seeing each other again at one of those famous Valley parties, Julie becomes acquainted with a new world in Hollywood when she finds true love with Randy.
The 2020 version of Valley Girl still keeps the great nostalgia of the 80’s film with unforgettable scenes including at the beach, when Randy loudly says “So, when can I see you again?!” right as the music ends, and the fan-favorite prom scene. However, the reboot also adds its own flair and twist to the story by seamlessly transitioning from dialogue to performances of songs, which effortlessly moves the film along. The cast: Rothe, Whitehouse, Silverstone, Jessie Ennis (who plays Stacey), Ashleigh Murray (who portrays the role of Loryn), Chloe Bennet (who plays Karen), Logan Paul (who portrays the role of Mickey), Judy Greer (who plays mom Diana), Rob Huebel (who plays dad Steve), Camila Morrone (who plays Ruby), and Mae Whitman (who plays Jack) all did such a stellar job in the film. The multi-talented cast showcased their gifts in both acting and singing.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Valley Girl took its premiere virtual on May 8th during a phenomenal screening and innovative, virtual 80’s dance party. Guests were able to dress up in their greatest 80’s attire – leg-warmers, retro leotards, teased hair and all – and dance all night long to the amazing soundtrack of the film. There was a DJ, 80’s-inspired video filters and Valley Girl-inspired backgrounds which made the virtual dance party just as much fun as an in-person premiere. The event was a creative way to celebrate the wonderful film and have some fun even during this unprecedented time that we are all in now. “Dancing With [your]Self” never felt so good! Attendees at the virtual event didn’t want the night to end and they couldn’t help but belt out to the smash hit, “I Melt With You.”
Alexisjoyvipaccess had a trippendicular time attending the virtual premiere and 80’s dance party for Valley Girl. This magnificent film is one that you’ll want to watch over and over again. Creative geniuses including director Rachel Lee Goldenberg and screenwriter Amy Talkington did a fantastic job giving their own take of the 80’s movie that made a great impact on all viewers. In addition, Mandy Moore did a stellar job choreographing the terrific dance numbers. Valley Girl is a sensational movie to watch for today’s generation and the generation that grew up with this cult classic. Plus, it even features special cameos from original cast-members including Deborah Foreman and Elizabeth Daily.
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