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Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)

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A Southern California girl befriends three furry aliens after their spaceship lands in her swimming pool.

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Julien Temple
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Geena Davis ... Valerie
Jeff Goldblum ... Mac
Jim Carrey ... Wiploc
Damon Wayans ... Zeebo
Julie Brown ... Candy Pink
Michael McKean ... Woody
Charles Rocket ... Ted
Larry Linville ... Dr. Bob
Rick Overton ... Dr. Rick
Diane Stilwell Diane Stilwell ... Robin
Juney Ellis Juney Ellis ... Mrs. Merkin (as June C. Ellis)
Felix Montano ... Ramon
Rick Hurst ... Joe the Cop (as Richard Hurst)
Leslie Morris Leslie Morris ... Mike the Cop
Lisa Fuller Lisa Fuller ... Kikki
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Storyline

Three furry (and funny) aliens travel around the universe in a spaceship and receive a broadcast showing human females. They are fascinated by these shapely creatures and discover that the broadcast came from Southern California on Earth. Meanwhile, Valley girl Valerie Gail feels her cold fiancé Dr. Ted Gallagher is slipping away and decides to seduce him. Instead, she catches him cheating on her with a nurse, throws him out, smashes his things and refuses to see him again. The aliens' spaceship crash lands in Valerie's swimming pool - putting a decided damper on her future wedding plans in Las Vegas. She brings them into her home; and the aliens prove to be quick learners and absorb American popular culture and language through television. Written by Mark Harding <mah@imdb.com>

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PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Earth Girls Are Easy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$892,742, 14 May 1989

Gross USA:

$3,916,303

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,916,303
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Michael McKean was originally cast as Dr. Ted Gallagher and Charles Rocket was originally cast as Woody before they swapped roles. See more »

Goofs

When we first see Mac sleeping suspended in the stasis chamber at start of the film, the two wires that keep him "levitated" are visible. See more »

Quotes

Wiploc: We go get Candy?
Woody: Yeah! Candy, gum, beer nuts, anything you want. Twizzlers. I got some milk duds.
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Alternate Versions

On all DVD versions the Vestron Pictures title, logo and credit have been removed and just start off the film with "A Kestrel Films Production" then continues on with the opening. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Weird Science: Earth Boys Are Easy (1995) See more »

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The Andy Griffith Theme
Composed by Earle Hagen and Herbert W. Spencer
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Aliens Crash Land In Woman's Swimming Pool, Help Her With Failing Relationship. Story At 11.
11 July 2004 | by vertigo_14See all my reviews

'Earth Girls are Easy' is a B-52's kind of style musical. Well, it's sort of a musical. It's sporadic musical numbers and dance acts that have to keep this movie plugging along. If you know the Julie Brown song, Earth Girls are Easy, then you know the story.

Clueless Valerie (Geena Davis) of the Valley discovers that her idiot fiancee, Ted (Charles Rocket), is cheating on her about the same time that some aliens crash land in her swimming pool. With Ted gone, she doesn't mind entertaining a few aliens (Jim Carey, Damon Wayans, and Jeff Godlbum) for a while. Actually, the results are pretty funny, since basically she tries to get them to assimilate to 80 Californian culture as she knows it. She first does by shaving off their hairy exterior so that they look like humans (of course). It sure doesn't occur to their blonde, braindead Valley Girl friends, that there is something wrong Wiploc, Zeebo, and Mac (especially considering that they repeat everything people tell them and don't say much else) so long as theyre good dancers, party animals, and good in bed, of course. In the course of everything, including her creepy fiancee trying to weasel his way back, Valerie falls in love with Mac (played by her then-husband, Jeff Goldbum).

It is an amusing little romantic comedy that seems to have taken some cues from Susan Sneideman's 'Making Mr. Right' which you might also enjoy if you like this movie, although that is not quite as funky in the B-52s sense of the word. Not that the B-52s had anything to do with this movie, either, but I think they are most closely associated with the style of comedy and atmosphere I'm referring to.

This is not a movie for everyone, obviously. Earth Girls are Easy is a funky 80s b-comedy recommended for real 80s fans, though it'll probably appeal more to us female audiences. Just waste your brain, wax your board, and pray for waves!


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