Monday, 18 January 2010

Hot Pursuit (1987)

Tagline: She promised him ten days together in paradise. He never dreamed how far he'd have to go.
Cusack Plays: Dan Bartlett, college student whose intended holiday paradise in the Carribean with his girlfriend and her family is interrrupted by all manner of catastrophe. Including a creepy Ben Stiller.

Another year, another 1980s teen film. But this one's ok - it follows the 'plans go awry - then things keep getting worse and worse' template, but this gives Cusack a chance to do the 'flipping out' thing over and over. The rough plot is that Dan/John misses going on holiday with his girlfriend after having to retake a test. In trying to catch up with her he ends up with hippies, pirates and on boats and plane all over the place. Meanwhile Ben Stiller (appearing in a film with his dad Jerry for the first time) is sleazing on his girlfriend.

JC has some floppy hair going on here which is not glimpsed all that often in other films, so there's one selling point. I'd probably watch this one again.

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